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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

235 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-5600
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Interesting, knowledgable

This tour was of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue on Central Park West and 70th Street. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Jewish history of NY

We found the tour filled with cultural and historic material we would never have been able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The LES Conservancy, in existence since 1998, showcase's the Lower East Side , the cradle of American Jewish Immigration. We accomplish this by giving customized private and occasional public tours to groups of all sizes. Our tours are unique in that we are the only ones to take our visitors into the synagogues allowing them to be experienced from the inside. The Biaylstoker Synagogue and The Museum at Eldridge Street are featured on our tours.
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235 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-5600
Lower East Side
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This tour was of the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue on Central Park West and 70th Street. The coolest part, for me, was seeing the same prayer pedestals used in 1600's.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the tour filled with cultural and historic material we would never have been able to access without Suellen’s exhaustive and local knowledge and expertise. We would have enjoyed more time and more exposure to the area, heritage and history but we had an...More

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jane, thanks for taking the time to review your tour. We are proud of our guides and the sites & history that we showcase, and were really happy that we were able to have you join us while you were visiting NYC. The way it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Svetlana our guide began with a wonderful history of immigration in general and Jewish immigration in particular in the magnificent Bialystoker Synagogue. Our group was teens and adults from a Reform synagogue and she really tailored her talk to fit the audience. The kids and...More

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Conservancy is thrilled that your synagogues first tour with us was such a positive experience! We hope that you continue to return on more tours in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review us. Wishing you all the best, Lori

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barry Judelman was fantastic, and the tour itself extremely interesting. Also, when booking the tour, we were fortunate to talk to Lori Weissman who was very helpful in every way. We would highly recommend this tour to all.More

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You were lovely to work with, and I'm happy to hear that you all enjoyed your tour, but I knew that you would (not to brag or anything...) I am always so happy when a group that comes to NY from long distances, makes one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had A large group (61) from the synagogue,People found it very interesting . They enjoyed the walk and the experience.More

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sometimes touring with a group your size can be challenging, but your group was delightful. We are pleased to have been a part of your Jewish Education Studies program. Should additional people from your synagogue want to do the same program, we would be delighted...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had contacted the Bialystocker synagogue about taking a tour and was put in touch with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy. As none of the public tours fit my schedule, I arranged for a private tour including the Bialystocker, a shtiebel and a walking...More

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were pleased that we were able to arrange this tour for you while you were visiting NYC, and so happy to hear how much you enjoyed! We hope that one of our public tours will coincide with your next trip here, and that we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Behind a plain stone front wall sits a gem of a synagogue, brought to life by the enthusiastic narrative of the lower Eastside Jewish Conservancy. What a wonderful experience, along with other tours by this impassioned organization. Thank you.

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you join us again, and again, and again!!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour, guides are well informed. Have lived in the neighborhood for the last 9 years, past the Bialystoker Synagogue many times and always wondered what it looked like it inside. It's amazing inside and has a fascinating history. So glad I did this tour...More

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LESJC, Director of touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the tour and thank you for your review! Because the outside of this synagogue is so plain, it's such a wonderful surprise to see how incredible it is inside. We hope that everyone in the neighborhood has the opportunity to come on...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had a great tour of the Bialystoker Synagogue led by he Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC). We had contacted the Bialystoker Synagogue directly, but our information was forwarded to the LESJC. Making the arrangements for the tour was easy and we appreciated the...More

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

We were so pleased to be able to arrange this tour for your group on such short notice. Our feeling is that Bialystoker is a Synagogue that should definitely be seen by one and all, and we are glad that you had that chance. The...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing!!!! Very informational! Thank you! Very knowledgeable of the history. Wonderful to know someone who knows about it all.

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for coming on a tour, thank you for taking the time to review it, and thank you for finding it so informational! Hopefully, you will get to join us on other tours in the future!

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Springstreet77
10 April 2017|
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Response from LESJC | Property representative |
The Conservancy has hosted many families with little ones in strollers. So long as you give the child something to keep them occupied while we are talking in the synagogue, it shouldn't pose any problem. Should you book a... More
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Savishai
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Like you, we were only visitors there. Why not direct your question directly to the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy?
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