Brotherhood Walking Tour of Jewish Harlem


June 23, 2024    
10:45 am - 1:15 pm

Event Type

Sunday, June 23rd, 10:45 am – 1:15 pm
(rescheduled due to a “rainy day!”)
Meet in front of the Apollo Theater
253 West 125th Street New York, NY, 10027

View important landmarks and talk about legendary people of this often-forgotten segment of Jewish history, starting with its origins as a community for the very rich, and covering its glory days as a major center of Jewish life in New York.

This event was rescheduled from May due to weather…if you’re interested in attending, please RSVP!

  • Walk by the former sites of Jewish religious life in the remarkable urban settlement of Harlem, which from 1870 -1930, was the third largest Jewish community in the world, after New York’s Lower East Side and Warsaw, Poland.
  • Learn about Harlem’s legendary Jewish institutions – many of which transformed the Judaism of today’s world and discuss sites such as Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein’s trendsetting Institutional Synagogue, (affectionately known as the “shul with the pool”) and the magnificent Temple Israel by noted Jewish architect, Arnold Brunner.
  • Discuss the “Commandment Keepers”(Harlem’s Ethiopian Hebrew Synagogue,) Ohab Zedek, the synagogue of the world-famous cantor Yossele Rosenblatt – (considered the uncrowned king of cantorial music,) and Ansche Chesed, one of the oldest congregations in the United States.

$25.00 a person, Children under 18 are free
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Questions? Contact Allen Fishbein or Gary Frey, Brotherhood Co-Presidents