Flatbush: Modernity Juxtaposed with Antiquity

Flatbush is a Brooklyn community known for the diversity of its population. It has evolved since the 1600s from a Dutch farming community, to an affluent suburb, to a vibrant urban area. The population has evolved as well, shifting over time to include residents from a variety of backgrounds (Irish, Italian, African-American, Jewish, and Caribbean).

As we explore Flatbush, you will discover a Jewish neighborhood that combines ancient culture with the modern day American dream. On a walking tour through the neighborhood, you'll see a major Jewish college, see how Torah scrolls are written and repaired, and eat five-star-rated classic New York deli sandwiches.

  • Walk through the neighborhood and learn about how the people in this community live in the modern world, yet keep their strong ties to the past.
  • Tour a scroll "factory," where you will see scribes writing Torah scrolls and other holy items with a feather pen in perfect form.
  • Visit the world's largest Judaica store.
  • Tour a modern art gallery where stunning art forms and ancient themes blend together in perfect harmony.


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