by Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
About this Event
Join us for a 1-hour tour of the magnificent Bialystoker Synagogue, which was built in 1826 as a Methodist Church, and believed to be a stop on the Underground Railroad. Hear a presentation of Lower East Side history and learn about the largest active congregation on the Lower East Side today.
Marvel at this synagogue, resplendent in colorful murals showcasing Tiffany inspired stained glass windows. See it’s ceiling covered with rare, hand-painted and treasured mazales – representations of the signs of the zodiac. This is one of the few surviving examples left of what once were countless Eastern European synagogues boasting these depictions. Those synagogues (and their mazales) were destroyed by Nazi forces.The Conservancy is the only touring organization with access to this site!
A portion of the proceeds is returned to this site.
If purchased the day of the tour, tickets are an additional $3 PP.
Thu, December 24, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM EST
7-11 Willett Street/Bialystoker Place
(between Grand and Delancey Streets)
New York, NY 10002