May 22, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stanton Street Shul, 180 Stanton Street

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The Stanton Street Shul is one of last remaining tenement synagogues on the Lower East Side. Its growing congregation crowds into a tiny historic building built in 1913 on a lot that is smaller than the requisite 100×25′ of its day. Come see a historic synagogue that is listed on the National Register and learn about the immigrants who came in 1894 to found a community that memorialized and helped support their East European shtetl (town) of Brzezan (then in Austria Hungary, later in Poland, and now part of the Ukraine). These immigrants were joined by others from the nearby towns of Riminiv and Blujhzev in what was then the Galitzianer part of the Lower East Side. See the immigrant wall paintings of a Jewish zodiac and how they are being reinterpreted by artists today. Learn about a living community here in the Lower East Side that prides itself on its past while reinventing itself in the present.

This tour is part of the Stan Street Shul Open House – so come any time between 12pm-3pm!

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