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Shuls of Grandeur on the Lower East Side
October 8, 2018 , 10:30 am
Join us for this opportunity to visit the TWO grand synagogues remaining on the Lower East Side today. One is the first great house of worship built by Eastern European Jews, and the other a former church, believed to be a site on the Underground Railroad.
We start our tour at Bialystoker Synagogue, the largest active orthodox congregation on the Lower East Side today, covered in colorful murals, showcasing Tiffany inspired glass windows, and end at the magnificently restored Museum at Eldridge Street. Along the way, we will walk the street of historic East Broadway discussing Lillian Wald, The Henry Street Settlement, The Educational Alliance, The Forward building, Seward Park, Straus Square, and The Seward Park branch of the Carnegie Libraries.
A portion of the proceeds is returned to the sites visited. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours with significant amount of walking