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New Meetup: Walking Tour of Jewish Harlem and Meal Afterward

From: Kaaron
Sent on: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 3:18 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York City Hebrew Language Meetup Group!

What: Walking Tour of Jewish Harlem and Meal Afterward (Tour in ENGLISH; Talk at meal afterward in HEBREW)

When: March 29,[masked]:15 AM

Meetup event fee: $1.00 per person (not including cost of tour and meal)

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Harlem was once the second largest Jewish community in the United States. In 1917, it was home to more than 175,000 Jews. Join Yeshiva University History Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock*, author of When Harlem Was Jewish,[masked], as he leads you through the sites of Jewish religious life in the remarkable urban settlement of Harlem.

Delight in the exteriors of grand synagogues that remind us of Harlem?s Jewish past. See the exterior of an active Ethiopian Hebrew synagogue called ?The Commandment Keepers.? You will walk by the former homes of Temple Israel of Harlem, Congregation Shaarei Zedek, The Oheb Zedek Synagogue?home to Cantor Yossele Rosenblatt in the[masked]?s, and then move on to the block that once housed the uptown Talmud Torah which served more than 1,400 students every week.


ORGANIZED BY: Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

WHEN: March 29, 2009, 11:15 a.m., 3 hours, easy walking, few stairs.

WHERE: Meet at the bus in front of Congregation Oheb Zedek, West 95th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues).

FEE: Adults: $27; seniors and students: $25. Pre-registration required by March 25.
$3.00 discount with paid registration by March 25; other discounts do not apply.

TO RESERVE A SPOT YOU MUST CALL (212)[masked] X 2 or 3; If there is still space left when you call, they will then tell you where to mail your check. There has been a lot of interest in this event and it is filling up quite quickly.

*Mr. Gurock is Libby M. Klaperman Professor of Jewish History at Yeshiva University . He is the author or editor of fourteen books. His works include A MODERN HERETIC AND A TRADITIONAL COMMUNITY:MORDECAI M. KAPLAN, ORTHODOXY AND AMERICAN JUDAISM ( Columbia U. Press, 1997). In 1998, A MODERN HERETIC...was awarded the bi-annual Saul Viener Prize from the American Jewish Historical Society for the best book written in that field. Dr. Gurock served from[masked] as associate editor of AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY, the leading academic journal in that field. He is also a former chair of the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society. Dr. Gurock's book, JUDAISM'S ENCOUNTER WITH AMERICAN SPORTS, was published in 2005 by Indiana University Press.

At the conclusion of the walking tour we will walk or take a bus to:

Cafe Blossom:
466 Columbus Avenue
Between 82nd and 83rd Streets
New York, NY 10024

Kosher, vegan restaurant


a) Members who sign up "yes" but don't show up are asked not to sign up for any more of my events. This policy takes effect at one incident.

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