Jewish New York:

A Virtual Tour of Harlem

Tuesday,  July 25

USA 12:00 pm PT / 3:00 pm ET

UK 8:00 pm / France 09:00 pm / Israel 10:00 pm

The talk will last approximately 90 minutes

About this talk

Join New York guide Barry Judelman as he leads you on a virtual walk by the former sites of Jewish religious life in the remarkable urban settlement of Harlem, which from 1870 -1930, was the third largest Jewish community in the world, after New York's Lower East Side and Warsaw, Poland.

View important landmarks and talk about legendary people of this often-forgotten segment of Jewish history, starting with its origins as a community for the very rich, and covering its glory days as a major center of Jewish life in New York.

Learn about Harlem's celebrated Jewish institutions - many of which transformed the Judaism of today's world, and discuss sites such as Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein's trendsetting Institutional Synagogue, (affectionately known as the "shul with the pool") and the magnificent Temple Israel by noted Jewish architect, Arnold Brunner. Discuss the "Commandment Keepers" - (Harlem's Ethiopian Hebrew Synagogue,) Ohab Zedek, the synagogue of the world-famous cantor Yossele Rosenblatt - (considered the uncrowned king of cantorial music,) and Ansche Chesed, one of the oldest congregations in the United States.

About Barry

Barry Judelman is the founder and President of New York Jewish Tours, a company that offers in-depth walking tours of various Jewish neighborhoods in New York. Having spent the last 20 years exploring New York Jewish communities, Barry is an avid fan and active advocate in supporting and sustaining what remains of historic and important Jewish institutions and sites throughout the city. Originally from South Africa, Barry is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and spent several years as a Social Worker in several neighborhoods in Jerusalem. He holds a Masters Degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University in Waltham, Ma.

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