The Lower East Side is a neighborhood that has embodied the hopes and struggles for generations of newcomers to America, a place where hundreds of thousands of immigrants embarked on their road to the American dream.
The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC,) is a non-profit touring organization in existence since 1998, whose primary goal is to preserve the synagogues of the LES, the most famous immigrant neighborhood in our country. As a result of our efforts, many have been designated historic landmarks and listed on the New York State and National Register.
Our mission now is to share this heritage. We accomplish this by giving customized private, and occasional public tours which showcase the neighborhood and its land marked sites. Our tours are unique in that we are the only ones to take our visitors into all the synagogues, allowing them to be experienced from the inside, and we are the only group with access to the glorious Bialystoker Synagogue, a former Methodist Church believed to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, covered in marvelous murals and Tiffany inspired stained glass.
We have hosted many birthday, anniversary, and b’nei mitzvah groups, and we customize the length of the tour and sites visited based on your needs. We can host any size group from 1-100.
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Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy 383 Grand Street -M2001, New York, NY 10002-3938 (office) 212-374-4100