Rich in history and tradition, the synagogues of the Lower East Side during the peak years of Jewish immigration, are among the most distinctive sacred sites in New York.
See where 19th century immigrants congregated, from the spectacular to the simple. Learn how Jewish culture is being carried on at these same sites today.
Tour the Bialystoker Synagogue, (originally the Willet Street Methodist Church, and a site on the Underground Railroad) the largest active orthodox congregation on the Lower East Side today, with its magnificent murals, and Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote (Greek Heritage) synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, and one of only 2 tenement style shuls left in the neighborhood. See the exterior of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, former home of the largest Russian-Jewish orthodox congregation in America, and the site of the pulpit of the only chief Rabbi ever appointed in the United States. Walk historic East Broadway, and hear it’s stories.
This tour is given by a guide from the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization in existence since 1998 dedicated to preserving, sharing and celebrating the Jewish Heritage of the Lower East Side.
Meet in front of the Abrons Art Center 466 Grand Street (between Pitt Street and Bialystoker Place/Willet Street).
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About 92Y YourStage
92Y YourStage provides a venue for independent curators, performers, and educators to mount a professional production. Yourstage events are confirmed once they meet a threshold for ticket sales by a certain date.
YourStage events that are ON have been confirmed; PENDING events need to generate more ticket sales; If an event fails to generate enough ticket sales, the event will be CALLED OFF, and all ticket holders will be refunded.
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Priority registration puts you at the front of the line to register for courses and events for an upcoming semester.
Eligible patrons will be able to order priority registration online.
Who is eligible for priority registration?
Individuals who have participated in 92nd Street Y programs over the past year in selected program areas, participants in certain memberships, and those who have made contributions of $500 or more to 92Y, are eligible to register for programs before they become available to the general public.
How do I know if I qualify?
Patrons that qualify for Priority Registration will receive packets in the mail explaining how to purchase online. Priority registration is normally mailed 2-3 weeks before a catalog is available. Registration information includes your Patron ID#. You can use this ID# to setup your login information online. This will allow you to register early for a course or event. Please note: if you receive a packet, you are only eligible to priority register for the programs covered in your packet.
Priority Registration Support
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