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A Walking Tour Of The Jewish Upper West Side

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

Join guide Barry Judelman and explore the unique and culturally rich history of the Jewish community of the Upper West Side, an area boarded by Central Park to the East, and Riverside Park to the West. This neighborhood is a ‘powerhouse’ of shuls, schools, and Jewish culture. The architecture exemplifies Beaux Arts, Art Noveau, and Art Deco.

Among the many sites of Jewish interest, we will visit Congregation Rodeph Sholom, The JCC of Manhattan, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, the Society for the Advancement of Judaism (Judaism that Stands for All), and The Jewish Center, a neo-classical Modern Orthodox synagogue, built in 1918, that was among the first in the US to feature a pool and recreational space. Its founding Rabbi was the controversial Mordecai Kaplan.

We will discuss how this special community continues to shape the identity of American Jews to this day.

This tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours with significant walking, and WE TOUR RAIN OR SHINE.

In order to enable you to hear the guide, we will be using an app for smartphones. Bring earphones for your cell.

Tickets are $30 for Adults, $28 for Seniors, and $25 for students. Please purchase your ticket in advance as we will not be accepting walk-ons the day of the tour

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Host

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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