At the turn of the last century, Harlem was the second largest Jewish community in the USA, after the Lower East Side. Join an urban historian on a walking tour of Jewish Harlem, visiting grand synagogues with a new life as community centers and churches, and other remnants of an important part of NYC history.
In 1917, Harlem was home to more than 175,000 Jewish immigrants, primarily from Europe, but also some from the Middle East and Africa.
The walking tour includes the Ethiopian Hebrew Synagogue called “The Commandment Keepers,” the former homes of Temple Israel of Harlem, Congregation Shaarei Zedek, The Oheb Zedek Synagogue-home to Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt in the 1910-1920’s, and more.
Jewish Harlem Walking Tour is 10:45AM, Sunday, September 25th.
Fee is $22 for Adults, $20 for Students an Seniors ($2 additional on day of tour). Purchase tickets directly from the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
The tour is guided by urban historian Marty Shore, and takes approximately three hours, so wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water.
Meet at the plaza in front of the statue of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street – Northeast corner