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A Virtual Stroll Down Second Avenue, The Famed “Yiddish Rialto”

Hosted By: The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

Located primarily on Second Avenue, the area as far North as East 14th Street, as far South as Houston, as far East as Avenue B and as far West as Second Avenue, was known as the Yiddish Theater District, or the “Jewish Rialto” beginning in the 1880’s

Used for both entertainment and education, Yiddish theater in New York City showed a variety of performances from dramatic Shakespearean inspired work to comedy shpiels, and political puppet theater. In addition to theaters, the District had music stores, photography studios, flower shops, restaurants, and cafes (including Cafe Royal, on East 12th Street and Second Avenue.)

Join us as Urban Historian, Dr. Elissa Sampson virtually strolls down the historic street of the famed “Yiddish Rialto” on this new Zoom talk, and explores connections betwe

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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC)

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC) is an educational non-profit, created in 1998, to preserve and support the Lower East Side’s community of living synagogues and other historic structures, and to raise public awareness of the neighborhoods distinct cultural identity. As the birthplace of American Jewish civilization, and the most iconic immigrant neighborhood in America, we share this history by taking people on walking tours which enter sacred sites, where you learn how past generations came here, lived and worshiped. Learn more about LESJC here.
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