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,


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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.