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The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

235 E Broadway, New York City, NY 10002-5600
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Great tour of Bialystoker Synagogue led by LESJC

We had a great tour of the Bialystoker Synagogue led by he Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2018
Howard T
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Amazing!!!! Very informational! Thank you! Very knowledgeable of the history. Wonderful to know... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
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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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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had a great tour of the Bialystoker Synagogue led by he Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy (LESJC). We had contacted the Bialystoker Synagogue directly, but our information was forwarded to the LESJC. Making the arrangements for the tour was easy and we appreciated the...More

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

We were so pleased to be able to arrange this tour for your group on such short notice. Our feeling is that Bialystoker is a Synagogue that should definitely be seen by one and all, and we are glad that you had that chance. The...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing!!!! Very informational! Thank you! Very knowledgeable of the history. Wonderful to know someone who knows about it all.

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for coming on a tour, thank you for taking the time to review it, and thank you for finding it so informational! Hopefully, you will get to join us on other tours in the future!

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Had over three hour tour with Paul. He was very informative and engaging. The experience provided us a new perspective of the neighborhood and our culture.I highly recommend this tour with this organization

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for joining us on a tour with Paul, and thank you for taking the time to review us! We hope that in the future, you can join us again on a different tour.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017 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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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Julie, So glad that your ladies enjoyed the tour! We would love for you to join us again on a different tour, once the weather gets warm again. Thank you for taking the time to rate us. Feedback is always much appreciated! Lori

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 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

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

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

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

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LESJC, Director of Touring at The Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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Springstreet77
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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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Like you, we were only visitors there. Why not direct your question directly to the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy?
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