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A Special Father's Day Walking Tour of the Lower East Side


Spend some time with your dad and the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy to see where immigrants went to shul, and how a new generation is carrying on these traditions. Your guide has spent his entire life on the Lower East Side, and will give you an "insiders" perspective. We start our tour at the Bialystoker Synagogue, a magnificently renovated former Methodist church believed to be a stop on the Underground Railroad. It’s a rare treasure, and one of the few synagogues surviving worldwide that has hand-painted mazaales - signs of the zodiac – historically seen in Ashkenazic synagogues throughout the world. It is now the largest active congregation on the Lower East Side. Learn why there is a lobster painted on the ceiling. Discuss Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – once home to the first and largest Russian Jewish Orthodox congregation in the US, as well as the only Chief Rabbi of America. Walk Historic East Broadway. Sites to be viewed and discussed include: The Educational Alliance, Henry Street Settlement, Forward Building, Seward Park, Straus Square and more. The LESJC is the only touring organization with access to this site. The price of this tour is $30 for Adults (21 - 65), $28 for Seniors (65+), and $25 for students (under 21) , and tickets are an additional $3 PP if purchased the day of the tour, pending availability. Children under 8 are free. Click here to purchase tickets