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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

235 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-5600
+1 212-374-4100
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Great walking tour of Williamsburg !!

We had a wonderful walking tour of Williamsburg. It was fascinating. The tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
debbie b
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Oradell, New Jersey
Wonderful tour guide, interesting tour!

I run a summer Hebrew immersion program for teachers of Jewish Studies and every year we take them... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
mirmirny
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New York City, New York
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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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+1 212-374-4100

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful walking tour of Williamsburg. It was fascinating. The tour guide was knowledgeable and we got a real sense of what life is like for the people who live there. We saw shuls, schools, shops, people, buildings, ands got a real idea...More

Thank debbie b
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Debbie, glad to hear you enjoyed the Williamsburg tour! Rabbi Kalb who was your guide, will also be giving a tour in late October on the Jewish Gangsters. I hope you will be able to attend that one as well! Thanks for taking the...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

I run a summer Hebrew immersion program for teachers of Jewish Studies and every year we take them to a LES Jewish Conservancy tour. It is always a highlight! Tour guide Pessie is knowledgeable, kind, informative, interesting and she knows the Jewish LES like the...More

Thank mirmirny
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, and more importantly, thank you for returning to tour with us every summer. We are honored that you make us a part of your program! Here is to many more wonderful years we hope to share with you all.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

I attended a walking tour of the Lower East Side with Barry Judelman. He really knew his stuff and was able to make the tour interactive as well as informative. Due to the time constraints of the group I was with, we did not visit...More

Thank Ari P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Had the privilege to be given a tour by Barry Judelman of the Jewish Lower East Side as part of a YU Connects walk, even though having been in this area before, learned so many new things as well as Barry gave deep insights of...More

Thank JudyLeder
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Judy, Its wonderful that you felt your tour was a privilege! The Conservancy loves to share the history of this neighborhood, and are glad to hear that you learned new things. Thanks for the review. We hope that we can see you on more...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great visit, intersting history lessons here. Lori, our docent, was wonderful and her husband filled in some Gangster-Era details ...

Thank robertjulrich
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Robert, Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to Bialystoker. We love to share all our sites, but this one is very special. We hope you will be able to join us on some of our other public tours in the future.

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Marty treated our group to an outstanding tour of Jewish Harlem. Erudite, knowledgeable, friendly and outgoing, our guide revealed a part of Jewish New York that none of us had known of. We are the richer for it. Very much recommended.

Thank David J
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Many thanks you for your gracious review! Marty is indeed a treasure. Glad your group enjoyed. Looking forward to hosting you again in the future.

Reviewed 8 June 2017

I was fortunate to have a 2.5 hour one-on-one walking tour of the Jewish Lower East Side with Barry Judelman. Barry combines an in-depth knowledge of the history and the "lay of the land", together with a palpable passion for what he does. He was...More

Thank DanStillerman
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We can't speak highly enough about our tour arranged by the Conservancy. Lori took the extra time to customize a special tour (a variation of their regular "Biyalistocker the Beautiful" tour) just for my wife and I to cover sites not covered on our prior...More

Thank Bill J
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Bill, We are so pleased that your day with The Conservancy lived up to your expectations. Hopefully, next time when you are visiting NY, we will be able to come up with yet a different tour to offer you and your wife! Personally, I appreciated...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We were brought back in time, with both information from the most knowledgeable docent and wonderful pictures. We walked away with this beautiful story about the people of bialystoke ,who brought with them out gorgeous heritage.A shout out to Sue ellen , our guide.More

Thank schlosser4
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Karen, we are thrilled that you and your friends enjoyed the tour so much! It is this "gorgeous heritage" that we aim to share with our tours and visits to our sacred sites. We hope that we can host you on more tours in the...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Paul led our small group tour of Bialystok Synagogue and East Broadway. He was a wealth of information about the synagogues and the Lower East Side neighborhood, plus New York City history and commerce but not overwhelming. It seems people cannot see the beautifully restored...More

Thank Janet F
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Janet, you are correct, visitors to the Lower East Side cannot gain access to the Bialystoker Synagogue without booking a tour through The Conservancy. It is one of the things that makes us so special. We truly believe that seeing this glorious site is a...More

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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
7 May 2016|
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Response from alephbetgimel | Reviewed this property |
Like you, we were only visitors there. Why not direct your question directly to the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy?
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