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Heritage Walk In the East Village, New York

My guide was Oscar Israelowitz’s book: Jewish Heritage Trail of New York.


Here are some of my photos:

Perez Square near Katz’s Deli on East Houston


Stop 103: Red Square – 250 East Houston Street

A crazy clock and the statue of Lenin


Stop 104: The former Sunshine Theatre built in 1910 at 147 East Houston Street


Stop 105: A former synagogue at 108 East 1st Street

Congregation Masas Benjamin Anshe Podhajce

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Stop 106: A former synagogue on 256 East 4th Street


Stop 107: A former synagogue at 289 East 4th Street.

It housed Congregation Nachlath Zvi B’nai Linath Hazedek B’nai Menashe in the 20s.


Stop 108: A former synagogue on 638 East 6th Street.

It was formerly the Congregation  Ahavath Jeshurun Shaare Torah. On its right was the site of the mikvah. It is now the Sixth Street Community Centre: http://www.sixthstreetcenter.org

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Stop 109: A former synagogue on 431 East 6th Street.

The Centre of the Proskurove Zion Congergation is now residential.

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Stop 110: Congregation Aydus Yisroel Anshei Mezrich

On 415 East 6th Street, built in 1910 is being refurbished.

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Stop 111: The Community Synagogue Centre at 325 East 6th Street

Built in 1848 as a Lutheran church, it became a shul in 1940 after the entire church congregation was tragically drowned in a boating accident.



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See the website:


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Stop 112: Synagogue Condos at 242 East 7th Street.

Formerly the Beth Hamesdrash Hagadol Anshe Ungarin, designed in 1905

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Stop 113: The Eighth Street Synagogue at 317 East 8th Street

Now residential



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Stop 114: The former East Side Hebrew Institute

Corner Avenue B & East 8th Street opposite Tomkins Square Park, is now residential.

Built in 1926, it was known as Talmud Torah Darchei Noam.

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3 thoughts on “Heritage Walk In the East Village, New York

  1. Hi Eli, Really enjoyed your wonderful photos. Wish I could shoot half as well as you do. Now have to go to N.Y. to see these places personally. Kind regards, Roydon Sacks. Cape Town.

  2. Dear Eli, Thanks for this lovely post. Also, Shira and I wish you a very Happy Birthday and may you be blessed with continued good health and good family tidings and joy. Best regards to Jill and the mishpocha. Moshe and Shira Stepansky

  3. Actually the last photo was of the building of the East Side Hebrew Institute, which was also called Zhitomir Talmud Torah Darchei Noam. The building was built in the 19th century, and the Talmud Torah took it over in the 1920s until 1975, then it moved up to Irving Place. Thanks for the photo.

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