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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

235 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-5600
+1 845-548-6110
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Women’s center group

We did a tour with the lower east side conservancy. It was a walking tour that included the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie S
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Brooklyn, New York
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Great Tour of Jewish Harlem!!

It was a very informative and entertaining tour of Harlem. Our guide, Marty, was extremely well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauren T
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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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+1 845-548-6110

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did a tour with the lower east side conservancy. It was a walking tour that included the bialystoker synagogue, a shteibel as well as some neighborhood institutions. Our guide, Barry, was engaging and informative. We were 12 women. I highly recommend this as part...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very informative and entertaining tour of Harlem. Our guide, Marty, was extremely well prepared and gracious. We highly recommend this tour!More

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

Lauren, thank you for your review. We are so glad that your groups first experience with The LESJC was such a good one, and we look forward to the next tour you will do with us in the spring. If you enjoyed the Harlem tour,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most recently we did the Jewish Harlem tour with Marty. Marty is so well prepared with information and anecdotes not to mention the pictures he shares along the way which he carries in a portfolio folder. We did another tour with Barry, also terrific. Both...More

Thank shapgo
LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences with the Conservancy. We agree whole-hardheartedly that both Marty and Barry are wonderful and engaging guides, and we are thrilled that they are part of our guiding family. If you are hoping to do another...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour guide that we had did a WONDERFUL job, showing us around the Lower East Side. It was very informative and interesting, as well as, she was very flexible with the timing of the group's schedule.More

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

Aliyah, So happy to hear that this tour was such a wonderful experience for your students. Glad that you discovered the Conservancy, and hope that we can tour with your group every time you return to New York! Thanks for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 18 September 2017

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 11 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 30 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 29 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 14 September 2017

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 25 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.

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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
6 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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