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Genuine LES tenementWell, sort of. No one’s going to fly you there for free, or put you up in a nice hotel. It’s not free at all in fact and lasts 3 hours not ten days. But you will walk around in what many believe to be the epicentre of modern Jewish diasporah life. Say hello to Kelsey, my ex-girlfriend Alisa, Dov Charney, assorted hipsters and yuppie hipster wannabes and say hello to the Lower East Side:

Walking Tour: Jewish Lower East Side, Then and Now
Sunday May 28 2006 – 11:30 am to – 2:30 pm

Bialystoker Synagogue – currently the largest congregation on the LES, & a stop on the underground railroad; Beis Medrash Hagadol – home of what was once the largest Russian Jewish congregation in the U.S.; See a Shteibl (one-room house of prayer); Seward Park- the first municipal playground in the U.S.; Jewish Daily Forward Building; Historic East Broadway, the Henry Street Settlement , Educational Alliance and more. $3 off with pre-registration.

Brought to you by: Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
Cost: $18 adults, $16 seniors/students

Contact Information: (212) 374-4100, www.nycjewishtours.org


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  1. Dina

    5/19/2006 at 12:23 pm

    Actually, it is pretty cool. We did the tour in 12th grade and it was awesome. Plus, you get to make a stop at Gus’s Pickles!

  2. ClooJew

    5/19/2006 at 3:57 pm

    As a member in good standing of the Bialystoker Synagogue, I thank you for the plug.

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