Crossing Delancey: Where Old Meets New



Enter sacred sites that reveal the Lower East Side of the early 20th century and how it has evolved to reflect today’s changing culture north of Delancey Street.

  • The remarkably restored Congregation Chasam Sopher, the oldest continually operating synagogue in New York City, will be included on your tour.
  • Marvel at the stunning interior of the Angel Orensanz Cultural Foundation (formerly Congregation Anshe Chesed), the oldest synagogue building in New York City, and one of Manhattan’s most popular event spaces.
  • Tour Congregation B’nei Jacob Anshe Brzezan (also known as the Stanton Street Shul) – one of the few remaining tenement-style synagogues on the Lower East Side. Learn about the renaissance taking place in this warm, old-world space.