Jewish Community of Colonial New Amsterdam Walking Tour
Join us as we trace the origins of Jewish settlement in the colony of New Amsterdam. As we will walk these historic streets, your guide will evoke what once existed there, while you see what currently remains.
View sites associated with Asser Levy, the first kosher butcher and community advocate. Learn about the battle for civil rights with New Amsterdam governor Peter Stuyvestant. View the original sites of Congregation Shearith Israel (the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, founded in 1687,) the oldest congregation in the United States. We will visit the oldest known Jewish cemetery in NYC at Chatham Square (1683), featuring tomb stones of Jewish veterans of the Revolutionary War for Independence, concludes this program.
Meeting Place: Tour meets at the corner of Pearl and Broad Streets in lower Manhattan, across from Fraunces Tavern.
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