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Explore the Jewish Community on the Upper West Side with its unique and culturally rich history.

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Join our guide, Barry Judelman, as we explore the unique and culturally rich history of the Jewish community of the Upper West Side, an area boarded by Central Park to the East, and Riverside Park to the West. This neighborhood is a ‘powerhouse’ of shuls, schools, and Jewish culture. The architecture exemplifies Beaux Arts, Art Noveau, and Art Deco.

Highlights include a guided tour of THE JEWISH CENTER, a neo-classical Modern Orthodox synagogue, built in 1918, that was among the first in the US to feature a pool and recreational space. Its founding Rabbi was the controversial Mordecai Kaplan.

Some of the many other sites we will stop at will be: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, The JCC of Manhattan, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, and the Society for the Advancement of Judaism (Judaism that Stands for All).

We will discuss how this special community continues to shape the identity of American Jews to this day.

This tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours with significant walking.

The price of the tickets includes the use of wireless microphones to enable you to better hear the guide.

Tickets purchased the day of the tour (pending availability) will be an additional $3 PP


Sun, June 14, 2020

10:45 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

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Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10023

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