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The History of Jewish Harlem

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

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this virtual lecture, which covers the history of Jewish Harlem, discussing when it was the third largest Jewish community on the planet, from roughly 1870 until about 1930. The largest was Manhattan’s Lower East Side, followed by Warsaw Poland.

Join New York Urban Historian Justin Ferate on this colorfully illustrated armchair tour – viewing important landmarks, legendary people, and famous institutions that enriched this critical, but often-forgotten segment of Jewish history.

Discover impressive reminders of Harlem’s tremendous Jewish cultural heritage.

This lecture will prove transformational and will permanently alter whatever perceptions the phrase “Jewish Harlem” might suggest.

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Justin Ferate

Justin was honored by New York State Governor George Pataki and the New York State Tourism Council as New York’s “Most Engaging Tour Guide”. Mr. Ferate also wrote the official New York City Professional Tour Guide Licensing Examination for the City of New York. Time Out New York selected Mr. Ferate as “One of New York’s 50 Essential Secrets!”
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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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