Jewish Upper West Side – A Walking Tour

Explore the Jewish Community on the Upper West Side with its unique and culturally rich history on this small-group walking tour.

About this Event

Join our guide, Barry Judelman, as we explore the unique and culturally rich history of the Jewish community of the Upper West Side, an area boarded by Central Park to the East, and Riverside Park to the West. This neighborhood is a ‘powerhouse’ of shuls, schools, and Jewish culture. The architecture exemplifies Beaux-Arts, Art Noveau, and Art Deco.

Based on availability, we hope to include a guided tour of THE JEWISH CENTER, a neo-classical Modern Orthodox synagogue, built-in 1918, that was among the first in the US to feature a pool and recreational space. Its founding Rabbi was the controversial Mordecai Kaplan.

Some of the many other sites we will stop at will be: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, The JCC of Manhattan, Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, and the Society for the Advancement of Judaism (Judaism that Stands for All).

We will discuss how this special community continues to shape the identity of American Jews to this day.

This tour lasts approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours with significant walking, and WE TOUR RAIN OR SHINE.

We pledge to run this tour as safely as possible; therefore, we will be limiting registration to 20 people. We will follow the six-foot rule, with the exception of parties traveling together. In order to enable you to hear the guide while practicing social distancing, we will be using an app for smartphones. Bring earphones to your cell.

Proper mask-wearing is mandatory, with a strict policy – no mask, no tour!

We ask that all attendees please wash their hands or sanitize before the tour begins.

If you are not feeling well, DO NOT ATTEND. If you have been exposed to anyone with symptoms of the virus DO NOT ATTEND. Call our office and arrangements will be made to either have your money refunded, or you will be issued a credit with no expiration date.

We will monitor the situation and guidelines, and reserve the right to either cancel this tour, increase, or decrease the number of registrants accordingly.

Pre-registration and payment is required, -we will not be taking any new registrants at the beginning of the tour

Sun, June 6, 2021

10:45 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

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Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10023

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