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Museum at Eldridge Street

Historic Chatham Square and Secrets of the "Jews Burying Ground"

In the year 1654, Peter Stuyvesant was "persuaded" by the Dutch West India Company to allow 23 Sephardic Jews from Brazil to settle in New Amsterdam. Join me to learn about the history of their congregation, the neighboring community and the ancient "Burying Ground"

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Historic Chatham Square and Secrets of the "Jews Burying Ground"
Historic Chatham Square and Secrets of the "Jews Burying Ground"

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Oct 30, 2022, 10:30 AM

Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002, USA

About the event

At the beginning of the last century, there were more than 500 synagogues throughout the streets of the Lower East Side. It was likely to encounter a synagogue or Jewish immigrant society on nearly every block. Very few still exist in their original form; most are distant memories or have been altered to serve completely different functions – as residences, churches, event spaces and empty lots.

Join licensed NYC tour guide and historian Bradley Shaw as he explores the evolution of the Lower East Side through the fate of its synagogues. You’ll learn about the ones still in existence; t, the ones that were lost, and the ones transformed to fit the needs of a changing neighborhood.  Also discussed will be popular food spots (past and present) and other points of interests including a Lower East Side connection to a former President.

About 2 hours with 1.5 miles of walking

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