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Lower East Side History MonthMay is Lower East Side History Month
Various locations in the Lower East Side
From the Bowery to Ave C.

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.

February, 2014

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?

June, 2013

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.

June, 2013

AJC and the LESJC Organizes Lower NYC East Side Diplomatic Walking Tour. Read the article at the Jewish Post.

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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!

Now Offering Private Customized Tours That Take Groups Beyond The Lower East Side.

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.

Visitor Center Visit the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy -
Kling & Niman Family Visitor Center
400 Grand Street, NYC (at Clinton Street)
See the Visitor Center page for hours of operation

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"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

The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy is an educational and cultural organization representing many Lower East Side synagogues, schools, and cultural institutions. The Conservancy was created with two initial goals: to support, enhance and activate the Lower East Side’s community of living synagogues and other historic structures, and to raise public awareness of the Lower East Side’s distinct cultural identity. Join us for customized private tours and innovative public walking tours of the Jewish Lower East Side. The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy arranges quality customized private tours for schools and other educational organizations, synagogue and church groups, and corporate and family groups. More about the LESJC

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