Bialystoker The Beautiful – synagogue tour🤦‍♂️

Date and time


Monday, December 25 · 11am – 12:30pm EST



Bialystoker Synagogue

7-11 Willett Street/Bialystocker Place (between Grand and Delancey Streets) New York, NY 10002

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join us for a tour of the magnificent Bialystoker Synagogue, which was built in 1826 as a Methodist Church and believed to be a stop on the Underground Railroad. In 2016, Bialystoker was awarded one of ten of America’s Most Beautiful, Inspiring, and Unique Synagogues by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Hear a presentation of Lower East Side history and learn about the largest active congregation on the Lower East Side today.

Marvel at this synagogue, resplendent in colorful murals showcasing Tiffany-inspired stained glass windows. See it’s ceiling covered with rare, hand-painted, and treasured mazaales—representations of the signs of the zodiac. This is one of the few surviving examples left of what once were countless Eastern European synagogues boasting these depictions. Those synagogues (and their mazaales) were destroyed by Nazi forces. The Conservancy is the only touring organization with access to this site!

Find out why there is a lobster painted on the ceiling.

A portion of the proceeds are returned to the synagogue.

This sanctuary is large and holds 1,100 people, so there is plenty of room to spread out.

Tickets are $18 with an additional $3PP when bought at the door.

This tour is given by long-time Lower East Side residents.

****Please note that to access the sanctuary, there will be stairs to climb. This site is not ADA-compliant.

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