1916: The Streit Matzo Bakery
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 in the same building on Rivington Street where Streit’s stands today. A few years later, Aron’s other son joined the business. With the family working together, the Streit matzo bakery prospered and Aron bought three adjoining buildings to handle the growing business.
Old World Traditions
At the matzo bakery and at home, Aron and Nettie maintained the Old World traditions while building a life in the New World. Friday night Shabbos dinners were a ritual that continued throughout their lives. Their grandchildren still remember those meals.
Although Aron died in 1937, his great-great-grandchildren carry on the family tradition, lighting Shabbos candles and teaching the fifth generation how to maintain Jewish values in America.
A Family Business
Family and religious values are not the only things that have remained constant at Streit’s. Streit’s still occupies the same four buildings on Rivington Street where Aron and his sons started baking matzos more than seventy years ago. And the matzo bakery is still a family business. Today, Aron’s granddaughters and great-grandsons run the company.
Streit’s is the only family-owned and operated matzo company in America. While others have sold out to large corporations, we at Streit’s continue our family tradition of bringing you the best matzo and kosher food products for Passover and year round.
From Our Family to Yours
From our family to yours is more than just a slogan. It is a family tradition handed down from generation to generation in the Aron Streit family.
We hope it will be a tradition handed down from generation to generation in your family. At Streit’s, the Streit family is still here-and we have something delicious baking for you.