The Conservancy is proud to parcipate along with more than 30 other LES cultural and community groups. Lower East Side History Month is an annual celebration of the rich and diverse history of the LES, taking place during May. Conceived by LES-based arts and community groups, LES History Month aims to connect our present to our past, exploring how our history can inform and inspire our future.
Our very own Laurie Tobias Cohen is quoted in the online blog Off the Grid, Will 'One of the Most Important Buildings in the East Village' Become a Landmark?
On June 26, 2013 the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate the New York Public Library, Seward Park Branch, 192 East Broadway. Read more about this historic event.
AJC and the LESJC Organizes Lower NYC East Side Diplomatic Walking Tour. Read the article at the Jewish Post.
It has been the mission of The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC) since its founding in 1998 to keep this history alive. Please consider joining us as a Friend of the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy. Your Friendship will help us in so many ways!
Whether your group numbers 8 or 80, the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy makes Jewish history come alive like no one else can.
As an affiliate of the United Jewish Council, our relationships – along with our knowledgeable guides – serve to bring group members a unique, insider's view of Jewish sacred sites and other historic places in New York City. And while the Lower East Side will always be the focal point of NYC's Jewish history, we'll show you why it's just the beginning of the story.
We will tailor a tour to meet your group's specific desires - and give everyone a deeper understanding of the Jewish immigration experience.
"AJC NY was pleased to partner with The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy for our 21st Diplomatic Tour of Jewish New York. The tour provided over 100 lay leaders and diplomats—from over 30 countries—an illuminating and enjoyable peek into the history, culture and modern day vibrancy of one corner of the LES. The Conservancy was a pleasure to work with and its guides where knowledgeable of the area and provided fascinating glimpse of Jewish New York's history and contemporary life." ~ Michael Schmidt, Director AJC NY