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Walking Tour of Downtown Brooklyn Jewish Historic Points

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Historian, author and attorney Judith Greenwald hosts this amazing tour takes visitors through historic sites from the time of George Washington and the Revolutionary War to the settlement of various Jewish immigrant groups, the establishment of many Jewish-owned businesses along Fulton Street, the history of the formation of at least four major synagogues – Kane Street, Brooklyn Heights, B’nai Avraham and Mt Sinai – and the famous people who attended. Learn about the role Plymouth Church played in fighting anti-Semitism.

Along the way, we will point out the homes of famous Jews including: Civil War hero Lieutenant-Colonel Leopold G. Newman; Composer Aaron Copland; Rabbi Israel Goldfarb, religious leader of Kane Street Synagogue from 1905 to 1965, composer of the world famous setting to the Kabbalat Shabbat prayer “Shalom Aleichem” and father of congregational music; playwright Arthur Miller; Novelist Norman Mailer; attorney Michael Furst, Court Street lawyer, the first Jewish graduate of Yale University who spoke at his graduation in 1876 on the topic “The Modern Jew”; Ambassador Henry Morgenthau; and Real Estate businessmen Sol and Irving Goldman.

Wear good walking shoes. There will be stops along the way.

Meet at Cadman Plaza West and Clark Street.

Subway Stop: Meeting point is 1 block from the Clark St Station of the 2/3 Train OR the High Street Station of the A/C train)

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Cadman Plaza West
Clark Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201 United States
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