Photo 1: A Streit’s truck outside the Rivington Street factory, circa 1935.
Photo 2: Students looking at matzo coming out of the first floor oven at Streit’s, date unknown.
Photo 3: Streit’s factory in New York, early 1960s at the corner of Rivington/Suffolk Street in the Lower East Side.
In the 1890’s, Aron Streit and his wife, Nettie, left Europe and came to America. In 1916, Aron opened his first matzo factory. There, on Pitt Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Aron and his first partner Rabbi Weinberger made all their matzo by hand. In 1925, Aron and one of his sons opened up a modern bakery on Rivington Street. In 2015, after nearly 100 years making matzo on Manhattan’s Lower East side, Streit’s moved to a new and modern bakery in Orangeburg, New York.