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Walking Tour of Philadelphia Historic Jewish Quarter
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Walking Tour of Philadelphia Historic Jewish Quarter

Benefit from personalized attention on this private walking tour of Philadelphia's historic Jewish Quarter. Take a deep dive into one of the nation's first cities and its faith history through engaging guided commentary as you walk. Stops include bakeries, schools, banks, and synagogues throughout some of Philly's oldest neighborhoods.
$150.00 per adult
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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Aug 2020
New Jersey13,423 contributions3,458 helpful votes
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I have been dreaming to visit this famous synagogue and glorious work by Frank Lloyd Wright for a long while. The timing of my visit was imperfect because there was no Sunday tour in these "coronatimes". The staff/guardians was very pleasant and in a friendly manner thanked us for coming. We were able to inspect the building from the outside.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Lauren colberg wrote a review Dec 2019
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Our tour of Beth Sholom was fantastic. Our guide, Helena, was so knowledgeable and charismatic. Truly made the history of the congregation and relationship between Rabbi Cohen and Frank Llyod Wright come to life. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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DelMarVaJohn wrote a review Dec 2019
Dover, Delaware357 contributions89 helpful votes
I've wanted to see inside this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece for years and finally found time to stop for a visit. It is a fabulous structure full of Wights's design quirks. The staff were wonderful and fun to visit with. The congregation also hosts art exhibits in their building, and that on display was an impressive combination of photography and fiber art. We were not charged an admission, but made a purchase in the gift shop. We spent over an hour, but one could complete a visit in about half that time.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ellen r wrote a review Nov 2019
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada125 contributions46 helpful votes
Three of us reserved the tour for our visit to Philadelphia, having heard that FLW had designed a synagogue. Helene gave us an informative tour. The film was excellent describing the relationship between the architect and the young rabbi Mortimer Cohen. It seems like they had deep respect for one another and it resulted in a beautiful, successful collaboration. The space is unique and awe inspiring. It’s a delight to see the requisite Bima, ark,and religious symbols designed by FLW. From the outside, the building is located in green space and changes with the ambient light, just as the interior does. It is so worthwhile for any architecture buff, Jewish person , history buff, or American to see this specially designated building!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Joy V wrote a review Nov 2019
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I'm so thankful that this precious building is in the good stewardship of this congregation. They have done an admirable job of caring for the building, and have dedicated space to the display & preservation of FLW correspondence & working drawings. The tour was perfect (not rushed but not too lengthy) & I learned a lot about Rabbi Cohen & his unique relationship with FLW.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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