Jewish New York:

The Upper West Side, a crucible of Jewish life in America

Sunday,  December 18

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 us as we explore the unique and rich history of the Jewish community of the Upper West Side in New York. The neighborhood is a "powerhouse" of iconic Synagogues, renowned Jewish schools, multiple cultural and educational institutions and, of course, great Jewish eateries. We will visit many of these sites and review the patterns of migration that brought Jews to this special neighborhood from the Lower East Side and in later years from Europe as Jewish refugees began fleeing the war. We will also discuss how this special community continues to shape the identity of American Jewry to this day.

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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