Scheduled Walking Tours of Jewish New York

Time & Again: New York City's Lower East Side Tour

The Time and Again Tour is a public "living history" tour through New York City's celebrated Lower East Side.

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Tour participants step back in time to the days when Jewish immigrants stepped off the boat in New York City. You'll see the Lower East Side as it was over a century ago, and as it still is today.

  • See the original, historic, still-functioning institutions used by immigrants.
  • Get an up-close look at the infamous New York City tenements, in use even today.
  • Enjoy old Lower East Side favorites: pickles from the barrel and fresh bialys.
  • Visit the active Jewish neighborhood of today.
  • Shop in local stores and meet the people - the very descendants of the original immigrants.
  • Take a tour of a century-old historic synagogue. We often visit Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum, a historic Greek synagogue built by Romaniote Jews.

Tours take place on Sundays from 1:15 - 4:15 P.M.

What Is Not Included?
Food from local eateries is not included in the tour price.

Meeting Location:
Near Essex and Canal Streets, Lower East Side (New York City, NY)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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If you prefer to arrange a private tour of either the Lower East Side, click here to contact us. Or click here to learn more about the neighborhood and its institutions.


A Kid's Tour of the Jewish Lower East Side

The Lower East Side attracts thousands of visitors looking to step back in time to when the immigrants first settled in the New World. Now, kids can also travel back to that era on a living history tour that is geared especially for them. On this tour, kids don't just hear about what was on the Lower East Side once upon a time, but they'll actually see the still active sites from a hundred years ago. As the tour winds through century-old streets, an experienced, shomer shabos, NYC licensed tour guide retells stories of the Lower East Side- stories about Rabbi Jacob Joseph, NYC's first (and only) Chief Rabbi, the struggle to keep the Shabbos, and of course the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Moshe Feinstein.

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The rich history of the Lower East Side comes alive in front of your eyes.

Some stops along the way (these are walk-by, not indoor stops) :

  • The historic Bialystoker Synagogue- originally built in 1827 as a church, now the most active shul in the community
  • Yeshiva Rabbi Jacob Joseph- the first yeshiva in the Lower East Side.
  • Mesivta Tiferes Jerusalem- the yeshiva of Rabbi Moshe Feinstein o"bm which is today under the direction of his son Rabbi Dovid Feinstein
  • Shteeble Row- a variety of old-time, still functioning, one room synagogues all located on one street
  • Pickle Guys- where pickles are sold straight "from the barrel" along with other unusual pickled delights- such as pickled mangos and even pickle flavored gum
  • Kossar's Bialys- A Lower East Side institution baking bialys since 1936

Many of the places established and built by the original immigrants are still functioning today, so bring your children out to learn about the area's significance in an exciting way.

This special walking tour of the Lower East Side neighborhood is especially geared towards kids ages 9 and up.

What Is Not Included?
Refreshments are not included in the price of your ticket, but you will have the opportunity to shop for fun snacks along the way. Be sure to bring extra cash if you plan to purchase any food or drinks.

Meeting Location:
Delancey and Essex Streets, Lower East Side (New York City, NY)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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A Taste of Jewish New York: A Walking Tour of Borough Park, Brooklyn

Jewish New York comes to life on this walking tour through Borough Park, Brooklyn!

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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 and tasting their unique foods.

  • Learn about the inner workings of this neighborhood- their customs, organizations and political activities.
  • See the unique Hasidic community that dresses in 18th century garb.
  • Tour a matzoh bakery and enjoy free samples of the freshly baked product. (Available only mid-December through 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.

Come with us: not just to tour but for an adventure!

Meeting Location:
Intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway & 44th St (Brooklyn)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

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To inquire about a private or group tour call (800) 758-0098
or (718) 339-2302 or email us at


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Reviews of Our Tours

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"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, Time & Again tour


"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, Time & Again tour

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