The Chasidic community of Borough Park is little known, somewhat mysterious and often misunderstood. Now you can get an insider tour of Borough Park, and learn about their lifestyle while walking through the neighborhood streets
Unique institutions exist here developed especially for this thriving community, like the country's busiest synagogue and a growing museum of biblical antiquities. You can see both on a walking tour through the neighborhood, along with great food and "The Avenue of Values."
- Walk through residential and commercial streets. Learn about this unique community: their customs, organizations, and political activities. You'll be just a short subway ride from Manhattan, but feel a world away.
- See the unique Hasidic community that dresses in 18th century garb
- See matzos made by hand and baked at almost 2000 degrees Fahrenheit (Available during baking season, from mid-December to Passover).
- Stroll through a lively shopping area where you will find bargains on everything from Matzo ball soup to MP3 players
Borough Park is just a short train ride from Manhattan, but this part of 21st century New York City is reminiscent of old time Europe…with an ultra modern twist! See how a cherished culture of yesteryear endures alongside up-to-date technology and urbanization. As with our original Lower East Side tour, this Brooklyn, New York Tour is unique. You don't just learn about objects, you'll experience the passion, the life, the hopes and realizations of real people. Learn about those who made this city great, and meet their living descendants who keep it alive and thriving.
Our Borough Park tour is especially recommended for group tours- for students, seniors or any age in between. It is educational, eye-opening and different than any other New York tour!
Rabbi Rob Scheinberg of the United Synagogue of Hoboken expressed his feelings after a group tour, "Thank you so very much for opening the world of Borough Park to our group in such a fascinating, informative and touching way. Our group was diverse in terms of knowledge of Judaism and knowledge of Hasidism, and you made everyone feel comfortable, de-mystifying Brooklyn and Hasidism for many in our group."