Urban Historian Marty Shore will explore the area from W 86th to W 96th Streets, a 'powerhouse' of shuls, schools, and Jewish culture, including a guided tour of the JEWISH CENTER, (1918). This Neo-Classical, Modern Orthodox site was the first in the US to feature a pool and recreational space.
Other world-renowned synagogues discussed include Ohab Zedek, Shaare Zedek and B'nai Jeshurun. We will view the (former) homes of Zero Mostel, I.B. Singer and Lee Strasberg.