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I woke up early on Sunday looking for something to do in the lower east side of NYC. I poked around to see what was near and found this museum. The story seemed interesting so I took the stroll to get the synagogue. At first...More
If you are in the lower east side for something else, then it’s worth a quick trip to this synagogue. It’s been beautifully restored, and some of the original 19th century features are amazing. We had a guided tour which costs no extra, and this...More
Our family of five (from 12 up) enjoyed the intimate tour size and found our guide to be incredibly knowledgeable and personable. A super way to get a true sense of the history of the area. Well worth the time and you are spoiled for...More
The great migration of Eastern European Jews was in the 1880’s thru the early 1900’s
And they settled on the lower east side of Manhattan. However,their experience was the same as any immigrant group that also came here. This museum speaks to the immigrant experience....More
The museum is an interesting collection of artifacts about american Jewry, many of which are immigrants which settled in the neighborhood. It's in basement. One flight up - the most beautiful synagogue I've ever seen.
Tucked away in the heart of today's Chinatown is this historic building, a great remnant of the Lower East Side of the 19th century, the main enclave of Jewish immigrants arriving to America. It's been beautifully restored and offers tours.
This restored synagogue is beautiful in a strictly architectural sense, but the exhibits about Jewish culture at the turn of the century and the tour (explaining the history of the building and the renovation) were added bonuses. Highly recommended.
We spent an hour learning of the history of the synagogue and Jewish immigrants to the Eldridge Street area with our docent Lucy, who knew so much and was so interesting. We really enjoyed the tour and the restoration work of the synagogue was beautiful.
Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.