7 2023

CSP: Glory & Grandeur: European Syn. Ceiling Mural in a Lower E. Side Shul

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Bialystoker Synagogue 7 Willett St
New York, 10002
(212) 475-0165

Contact Arie Katz
If you’re in the NYC area - please join us! If you know people in NYC, please share this invitation.
(949) 682-4040

$ Cost $ 18.00

The Glory & The Grandeur: A European Synagogue Ceiling Mural in a Lower East Side Shul with Sharon Keller

When we think of the Lower East Side, we envision the grimy cramped tenements and the smelly noisy streets of the end of the 19 th and the early part of the 20 th Centuries. But there were areas of oasis, and the Bialystoker Synagogue was one of them! When we think of synagogues and synagogue art we envision embroidered cloths, silver finals, and maybe stained-glass windows in some type of abstract design. But there were (and are) synagogues that had, among other things, zodiacs emblazoned on their ceilings, and the Bialystoker Synagogue is one of them! In 2023 we are used to synagogue buildings being sold to become churches. But there were churches that were sold to become synagogues, and the Bialystoker Synagogue is one of them! Join us on our 2nd CSP Local adventure in NYC when we will visit and explore this unique Jewish gem hidden in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge with our guide Dr. Sharon Keller. Meeting spot: Meet on the sidewalk in front of the Bialystoker Synagogue at 10:20, 7-11 Willett Street/Bialystoker Place New York.

Registration Required. Space is LIMITED to 30 people
Free for CSP members (with promo code)- $36 for non CSP members
$18 if you are invited by a CSP Member (with promo code)
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Sponsor: Community Scholar Program (CSP)