Considered to be the cradle of Jewish-American heritage, the Lower East Side was once home to thousands of Jewish immigrants from
Eastern Europe, Russia, and Greeks. Germany
Starting in the 1880s, a violent wave of Anti-Semitism overseas caused hundreds of thousands of Jews to flee to
. They came with little material wealth but brought their rich culture of religion and spirituality,special foods, literature and music and a unique language called Yiddish. America
The Jews of the
Join me as we take a walk back in time and...
Stroll down Orchard Street known for its shopping and
Hear about people who changed society on the Lower East Side: Abraham Cahan, socialist newspaper editor; Lillian Wald,social activist and humanitarian; Rabbi Jacob Joseph, spiritual leader; Nathan Straus, philanthropist; Emma Goldman, political activist; Isaac Bashevis Singer, author; and more.
During our walk down memory lane is over, we will see some of the century-old eateries, Yonah Schimmel Knishery, Russ and Daughters Appetizing and Katz's Delicatessen. Why not grab a nosh!?!