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Colonial Jewish

by Laurie Tobias-Cohen
The Jewish Community of Colonial New York City and a Tour of New York's first Jewish Cemetery (1683) at Chatham Square, a Post Thankgiving Walking Tour in Lower Manhattan


As far back as the mid-1600's, Jews were part of emerging New York and were specifically mentioned in the Flushing Remonstrance, the document that established the principles of religious tolerance in North America. Visit the sites of Jewish settlement in Lower Manhattan including the early Spanish/Portuguese rented Synagogues, Mill Street Synagogue, Colonial Revival Houses, Stone Street - home of Asser Levi, Jewish rights activist and first kosher butcher in New York.

Friday November 24, 11:15 AM

Meet at corner of Pearl and Broad Streets, across from Fraunces Tavern Museum

Join The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy for a post-Thanksgiving walking tour of approximately 2 and half hours. Transportation will be provided to cemetery from lower Manhattan for those unable to walk. Everyone else will be walking to cemetery across from Chatham Square


Meet at corner of Pearl and Broad Streets, across from Fraunces Tavern Museum

Adults-$18/seniors&students-$16. $2 off all fees with pre-registration.

For further information, contact Laurie Tobias Cohen, executive director at 212.374.4100 ext 1, or by email at lesconservancy@AOL.com.

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