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Walking Tour of Jewish Harlem

Hosted By: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

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Arienne Pelletier


In 1917, Harlem was home to 175,000 Jews, the second largest Jewish community in the United States. How did the character of the area change and where is it today? Urban historian Marty Shore leads us through the sites of Jewish religious life in the remarkable urban settlement of Harlem. We’ll view the exteriors of grand synagogues, including the Ethiopian Hebrew Synagogue “The Commandment Keepers,” Temple Israel of Harlem, Congregation Shaarei Zedek, and the Oheb Zedek Synagogue (former home to Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt).

Meet at the northeast corner of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd and 125th Street, in front of the statue of Adam Clayton Powell.