Reviews of Our Tours


"Jeff Engages Students — He Is a Great Guide"

"For the past three years I have used Jeff Altman as my New York guide in Borough Park for my student trips from my Midwest Reform Jewish congregation. He engages the students with wonderful stories to highlight his deep knowledge of Orthodox Jewish life and living. This year we added a guided tour of Ellis Island to the itinerary. Jeff impressed me with his understanding of the history of Ellis Island. I look forward to returning to New York with my students each year and my time spent with Jeff Altman and Timeline Touring. He is a great guide."
Rabbi Jon Adland
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation


"Extraordinary"

"...one of the most extraordinary experiences we possibly could have had..."
Dee Kramer MES, MSc, PhD; Toronto, Canada


"Jeff Brought the History to Life"

"Jeff Altman did a wonderful job bringing the history of the Lower East Side and the immigrant experience to life. Tremendously knowledgable. Our children are 10 and 8 and they truly enjoyed the tour as well. Highly recommended."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"I Learned So Much"

"Jeff was fabulous and we really loved his tour! I lived in New York all my life, I have been taking confirmation classes to New York for the past twenty years, and I still learned so much from this tour!"
Cantor Jodi Schechtman, Temple Beth Am, Framingham, MA


"Jeff Is an Incredible Storehouse of Knowledge"

"This was a terrific way to spend an afternoon. Jeff is an incredible storehouse of knowledge. His stories and references allowed for a re-birth of my family's early experiences after emigrating from 'the old country,' including stories that my parents were never able to tell, although they experienced much of what we saw and heard about."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"A Great Thing to Do on a Nice Afternoon"

"I had a great time on the LES tour. The guide, Jeff, was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting the whole time. A great thing to do on a nice afternoon in the city."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"My Husband and I Enjoyed This Very Much"

"My husband and I enjoyed this very much. We loved the bakery and the pickle shop -- just wish we'd had room to carry more home! Our guide was very respectful of the places we visited, and answered our questions thoughtfully. We highly recommend this tour, and hope to take others in the future."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"Jeff's Knowledge Made the Tour Even More Interesting"

"This was a great tour of the Lower East Side. We are going back next weekend to the Tenement Museum. Jeff had a great deal of knowledge which made the tour even more interesting than it already was."
guest on the Time and Again public tour

"Highly Recommended"

"I had high expectations from this tour, but I received much more than that. Jeffrey is a friendly, warm, patient person, and an informative, cultivated, fully satisfying guide. Highly recommended, and many thanks."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"My Son and I Had a Marvelous Time"

"My 11-year-old son and I had a marvelous time. We learned a lot and my son told his dad 'it was great and the tour guide had great energy.' Highly recommended."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"We Highly Recommend This Tour and Guide"

"Jeff did a wonderful job of describing the buildings and history that went along with them. He was open to questions and was very informative. We highly recommend this tour and guide."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"Interesting and Informative"

"Our tour guide, Jeff, met with us promptly and introductions were made and our interesting and informative tour began. As a former New Yorker, I had been to the Lower East Side, but never toured in such depth. It was nostalgic walking the same streets and going into the same type of shops as my bubbe."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"I Felt as If I Was One of the New Arrivals"

"I consider myself a traditional Jew that is looking for her past. I often wondered about about my grandparents and other Jews who gave me so much by coming to this country. My grandparents both left Europe because of persecution. As I walked with Jeff Altman, our guide, and listened to all that these immigrants endured just to give me a better life, I felt so in awe. If only my parents were alive today so I could share with them this experience. As Jeff pointed out the Forward Building, I could see my grandfather reading that paper in Yiddish on the front porch of his house when I would visit on Sunday. I must tell you that Jeff did an outstanding job on this tour. I felt as if I was one of the new arrivals, not a member of the tour."
guest on the Time and Again public tour


"Don't Miss This!"

"The confirmation class from our synagogue toured the Lower East Side and Borough Park with Jeff. Don't miss this! I was amazed to see how the students responded to the history they were learning, and the thoughtful questions they asked about what they were seeing in Borough Park. Jeff is a sensitive, helpful guide to these communities."
M. Morgan, Fort Worth, Texas


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