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Return to the Jewish West Bronx; Walk Back in Time
November 10 , 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join the LESJC, and licensed tour guide Susan Birnbaum for a walk on the “Boulevard of Dreams” – The Grand Concourse, to learn about the Jewish West Bronx.
The first Jewish settlement there was founded around 1840 by German and Hungarian who owned small shops or peddled their wares.
By the 1880’s with the introduction of the 3rd and 9th Avenue EL-trains, more Jews settled in Morrisania, Kingsbridge, and West Farms. As the subways came uptown, more Bronx neighborhoods became Jewish enclaves. Synagogues and Yeshivas were founded, so of course food shops followed with bakeries, delis, bagel and appetizing stores.
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