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Shuls of Grandeur on the Lower East Side -A walking tour


Tour the TWO remaining grand synagogues left in this iconic neighborhood, the cradle of American Jewish civilization. One is the first synagogue in America purpose-built by immigrants from Eastern Europe, and the other a former church, believed to be a site on the Underground Railroad. We start our tour at the Bialystoker Synagogue, the largest active Orthodox congregation on the Lower East Side today, famous for its colorful murals representing the signs of the zodiac, and Tiffany inspired glass windows, and end at the Museum at Eldridge Street, known for its magnificent restoration and breathtaking East Window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. In between these two building tours we will walk down historic East Broadway, discussing The Henry Street Settlement, Lillian Wald, The Educational Alliance, Shteiblach Row, Seward Park, Rutgers Square, The Forward building, and more! The tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours with a significant amount of walking. This tour is being co-sponsored by the Museum at Eldridge Street and the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy. Tickets are $32 PP and an additional $3 PP for tickets purchased at the door, pending availability as registration will be capped at 40 people. Children under 8 are free. Click here to purchase tickets.