Join Barry Judelman, NY tour Jewish guide and urban historian, as he leads you through the sites of Jewish life in the remarkable urban settlement of Harlem, once the second largest Jewish community in the United States. In 1917, it was home to more than 175,000 Jews. Delight in the exteriors of grand synagogues that remind us of Harlem’s Jewish past, including the Ethiopian Hebrew Synagogue called “The Commandment Keepers”, and the former homes of Temple Israel of Harlem, Congregation Shaarei Zedek and Oheb Zedek -home to the world’s most famous Cantor, Yossele Rosenblatt.
View many other landmarks and see the homes of famous people of this often forgotten segment of Jewish history, with its early origins as a community for the very rich, and covering its glory days as a major center of Jewish life in New York.
We will be covering a lot of ground, from 125th to 116th Streets. The route is all flat, easily accessible to wheelchairs and no steps.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.