Celebrate the holiday season with Delancey to Donuts, a special Hanukkah walking tour of the Lower East Side that explores the Jewish history of the area, with a special stop at a synagogue, now a museum, dedicated to Greek-Jewish history.
The special Hanukkah tour starts at Congregation Bnai Jacob Anshe Brzezan (Stanton Street Shul), and includes The Essex Street Market, built in 1938 by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in an effort to remove pushcarts from city streets, part of his administration’s goal to de-emphasize the ethnic character of poor neighborhoods.
The tour ends at Kehila Kedosha Janina, a synagogue which dates back to 1906. It is now the world’s only remaining active Romaniote tradition synagogue, and a museum dedicated to Greek-Jewish history. Delancey to Doughnuts wraps up with a coffee and soufganiot (old world-style jelly doughnuts)
The special Hannukah tour is Sunday, December 21st, starting at 10:45 a.m. Cost is $23 for adults and $21 for seniors and students. Purchase online to save an additional $2 charged for on-site purchases.
Meet at the Stanton Street Synagogue, 180 Stanton Street, between Clinton and Attorney Streets.
Delancy to Donuts is sponsored by the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, sharing and celebrating the Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side via walking tours and other projects.