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A Slide Lecture Presentation of Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate -SOLD OUT
Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

A Slide Lecture Presentation of Jewish Harlem by Justin Ferate -SOLD OUT

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Join us for a slide presentation/lecture of Jewish Harlem, the third largest Jewish community in the world– from 1870 -1930, after New York’s Lower East Side and Warsaw, Poland. View important landmarks and legendary people of this often-forgotten segment of Jewish history, starting with its origins as a community for the very, very rich and covering its glory days as one of the three major world-centers of Judaism.

Your armchair tour will be presented by Urban Historian Justin Ferate, well known and highly respected for his professional in-depth knowledge about the myriad aspects of New York City, and selected by Time Out New York as “One of New York’s 50 Essential Secrets!”

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Shearith Israel -Tour the Sanctuary of America's First Congregation
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Shearith Israel -Tour the Sanctuary of America's First Congregation

Join us for a tour of Congregation Shearith Israel, commonly known as the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, the first Jewish congregation in North America founded in 1654.

Our 1 hour and 15-minute public tour allows you the opportunity to enter this landmark building with its majestic and inspiring sanctuary and Tiffany stained-glass windows.

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All-of-a-Kind Family:  Special Hanukkah Book Event & Mini-Tour
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

All-of-a-Kind Family: Special Hanukkah Book Event & Mini-Tour

Join New York Times bestselling author Emily Jenkins and Caldecott award-winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky for a special Hanukkah event with the LESJC that celebrates the release of All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah, a NEW book in a classic series that evokes the crowded but cozy tenement world of the early 20th century.

This event will start with a mini tour of the glorious Bialystoker Synagogue, a former church built in 1826, covered in a riot of colorful murals and Tiffany inspired stained glass, with the astrological signs on the ceiling. Next will be a book talk and reading from the author and illustrator, followed by Questions and Answers. We will end this unique program with a jelly doughnut and book signing.

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