A gem worth searching out. Tour person Elsa was so personable and explained everything so well w interesting stories from her family background. Wonderfully restored. I thank the congregation for opening their beautiful house of worship to share. Totally worth finding. I walked .4 mile from there to the tenament museum - which accents the them of immigrants and community.
Came here for the synagogue and it did not disappoint. It is breathtakingly majestic. One does not need to be religious to appreciate it and the free guided tours are offered only to provide context. The staff are friendly and always ready to answer questions. Pay-as-you-wish every Monday.
This museum is such a great representation of the diverse makeup of the Lower East Side. The synagogue is its anchor, which has earned National Historic Landmark designation and is quite impressive in its own right. But the museum also offers a wealth of history and culture, and it strives to offer creative public programming. You can go on a walking tour or attend lectures and musical performances. Definitely worth a visit!