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Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy Hosts 'Insider' Walking Tour, 5/20

Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy has announced an 'Insider' walking tour, LOWER EAST SIDE: THEN AND NOW, to be held May 20.

Enjoy seeing sites where 19th century immigrants congregated- from the spectacular to the simple. Learn how Jewish culture is being carried on at these same sites today. Rich in history and tradition, the synagogues of the Lower East Side during the peak years of Jewish immigration are among the most distinctive sacred sites in New York. Tour Historic East Broadway, featuring Shteibl Row, settlement houses active since the 19th century, Seward Park & library, Straus Square.

The public walking tour will be held Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. The tour lasts about three hours and will begin from The Lesjc Kling & Niman Family Visitor Center at 400 Grand Street (between Suffolk & Clinton Streets).

Fees: Adults $16, Seniors & Students $14. Additional $2 if pay the day of the tour. A PUBLIC

INCLUDING: The Bialystoker Synagogue, the largest active Orthodox congregation on the Lower East Side today. Beth Hamedrash Hagadol - former home of the first Russian-Jewish Orthodox congregation in the United States; and Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote (Greek Heritage) synagogue in the Western Hemisphere; sites on Historic East Broadway.

For information/reservations, call: (212) 374-4100 x1 or 2, or (212) 233-6037 ext. 1 or 2, email at Email: or register on the website @


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