Before & Beyond the Lower East Side: Secondary NYC Jewish Settlements with Urban Historian Barry Feldman
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Before & Beyond the Lower East Side: Secondary NYC Jewish Settlements with Urban Historian Barry Feldman

Before & Beyond the Lower East Side: Secondary NYC Jewish Settlements with...

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Museum at Eldridge Street

12 Eldridge Street

New York, NY 10002

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We will discuss and visit Jewish settlements before and following the iconic period of immigration on the Lower East Side alternating a 1.5 hour classroom discussion with a two-hour neighborhood tour the following week. We start our exploration learning about the earliest Jewish settlers to America, 17th-century Sephardic Jews from Brazil who settled at the southernmost tip of Lower Manhattan. Next up is the Bronx, a later destination for first and second-generation immigrant Jews. We’ll stroll along the Grand Concourse from Fordham Road to Yankee Stadium, pass the Paradise Theatre, and encounter beautiful art deco architecture including The Fish House. Harlem became a destination for those moving up from the Lower East Side in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We will admire former synagogues, boyhood homes of Jewish celebrities like Richard Rodgers, and eclectic 19th-century architecture.

October 31 from 11 am to 12:30 pm: Classroom discussion, Colonial Sephardic Community

November 7 from 11 am to 1 pm: Walking Tour, Lower Manhattan

November 14: from 11 am to 12:30 pm: Classroom discussion, Bronx

November 21 from 11 am to 1 pm: Walking Tour, Bronx

November 28 from 11 am to 12:30 pm: Classroom Discussion, Harlem

December 5 from 11 am to 1 pm: Walking Tour, Harlem

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