Annie Polland

30 Nov 2016


Annie Polland. Photo by Paula McDermid.

Annie Polland has been vice president of education & programs at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City since 2009. She is responsible for developing the museum's tour content and other interpretive and educational programs. Polland's scholarly work, Landmark of the Spirit: The Eldridge Street Synagogue (Yale University Press, 2009), Working for the Sabbath (Labor: Studies in Working Class History in America, Spring 2009), May a Free Thinker Help a Pious Man?: The Shared World of the Secular and the Religious (American Jewish History, December 2007) investigates the religious life of Eastern European Jews in New York. She is a visiting professor at Eugene Lang College, the New School. She formerly served as vice president for education at the Museum at Eldridge Street. Polland was a Center heritage LOI panelist in 2012 and a heritage panelist in 2010. Most recently, she served as a 2014 panelist and LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.