Bialystoker The Beautiful—1 Hour Small Group Tour (Limited Capacity) (CANCELLED DUE TO COVID SURGE)
Join us for a 1 hour tour of the magnificent Bialystoker Synagogue, which was built in 1826 as a Methodist Church, and believed to be a stop on the Underground Railroad. Hear a presentation of Lower East Side history and learn about the largest active congregation on the Lower East Side today.
Marvel at this synagogue, resplendent in colorful murals showcasing Tiffany inspired stained glass windows. See its ceiling covered with rare, hand-painted and treasured mazales – representations of the signs of the zodiac. This is one of the few surviving examples left of what once were countless Eastern European synagogues boasting these depictions. Those synagogues (and their mazales) were destroyed by Nazi forces.
Find out why there is a lobster painted on the ceiling.
The Conservancy is the only touring organization with access to this site!
A portion of the proceeds of this tour are returned to the synagogue.
This sanctuary is large and holds 1,300. Registration for this tour will be limited to 20 to allow for social distancing.
Proper mask-wearing is mandatory, and there will be a strict policy – no mask, no entry!
Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance and $3 PP additional when purchased at the door, pending availability as registration will be limited to 20.