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Tour of Harlem

Saturday, May 12, 2018 • 27 Iyar 5778

9:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 12, 2018 (Rain or Shine) We will meet at the Stamford Train Station at 9:45am for the 10:02 Train to 125th Street
Led by Leslie Schatzer, owner/operator of Big Apple Lansman Tours.

Jewish Harlem? Yes!
By 1910, Harlem had the third largest Jewish community on the planet, with Warsaw the first and the Lower East Side the second. Experience Harlem’s Jewish past and today’s culturally rich community.

Stops and pass-bys of important Jewish sites: Stop in the only remaining Synagogue in Harlem since the turn of the twentieth century. Stop in Mt. Olivet, famous Baptist Church, where remnants of Jewish symbolism can be seen both in the interior and exterior of this beautiful edifice. This was the original Temple Israel built in the early 1900s. Lunch at the famous Sylvia’s restaurant (included in fee). Tour the famous Apollo Theater, The original Ansche Chesid, now Mount Neboh Church. Stop outside Harry Houdini’s townhouse and discover his rich history and shenanigans while living in Harlem. Original Institutional Synagogue considered to be the first JCC in America. Pass by Shalom Aleichem’s apartment. Astor Row…the street the Astor’s built, now known as Little Savannah.

Our Tour Guide, Leslie Schatzer, will provide pictures of Harlem when it was Jewish and delight the group with fun stories of all the famous Jews who either grew up or lived in Harlem during their illustrious careers. The tour will last approximately 4 hours.

FEE: $85 (transportation not included)

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