A new walking tour that discusses building ornamentation on the Lower East Side –including a visit to two synagogues.
Join us for this unique afternoon as we explore and interpret secular architectural ornamentation that adorns otherwise workaday 19th-century Lower East Side tenements. Learn how to identify elements of this ornamentation, why it became popular and who fashioned it.
Also included on this walking tour will be visits to admire the sacred iconography and ritual objects that complement worship and inspire the worshipers at two venerable synagogues: Bialystoker Synagogue, the largest congregation on the LES today, and Kehila Kedosha Janina (known more commonly as the Greek Synagogue), the only Romaniote shul in the Western Hemisphere.
Urban Historian Barry Feldman is your knowledgeable guide. This tour is a collaboration between the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC) and the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI).
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Meet in front of Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue located at 280 Broome Street, NY, NY 10002
Fees/Info: $25 per person when purchased in advance. Additional $2 per person the day of the tour