Well, 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