Online: Synagogues of New York City: Manhattan & The Bronx

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00pm - 8:00pm ET Online


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Lecturer Oscar Israelowitz will explore the Jewish histories of two great NYC boroughs and show us the early settlements of New Amsterdam and the oldest congregation in North America, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue. Register here for this program.

We continue with some of the oldest congregations in Manhattan including, Temple Emanu-El, the Central Synagogue and Rodeph Sholom and discussions about two sister Jewish communities of the Lower East Side and Jewish Harlem. We will see the Eldridge Street Synagogue, which is now a museum and National Historic Landmark and the Bialystoker Synagogue, with its connection to the Underground Railroad, as well as Temple Israel of Harlem and the First Hungarian Congregation Ohab Zedek with its world-renowned cantor, Yossele Rosenblatt.

Our virtual tour continues to the Bronx where we will view the Grand Concourse, once called the Champs-Elysées of the Bronx, where the well-heeled folks lived. We will see the former Adath Israel, Montefiore Congregation, and the Tremont Temple. Beautiful Art Deco apartment buildings designed by Jewish architects, include the Fish Building and the Park Plaza Apartments.

This is a one-hour PowerPoint presentation, followed by a question and answer period, brought to you by the Harrison Public Library, Mamaroneck Public Library, and Larchmont Public Library.

Register online here to receive the Zoom link.

Contact: Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace