Did you know that there is still a “Shtiebel Row” on the Lower East Side of New York City? It is a section of East Broadway that is a vestige of the height of the Jewish presence on the Lower East Side, when there were hundreds of synagogues. In fact, there are still shtiebels with daveners operating on East Broadway.
This information and many more intriguing facts are lovingly delineated in Paul Kaplan’s Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries. The book is a delightful, handy guide that provides the seasoned New Yorker and visitors alike with a wealth of information. It is filled with intriguing information about museums, cemeteries, archives, historic synagogues, eateries, and many other places of Jewish interest. It is a joy to read and likely to inspire you to take one of Paul Kaplan’s fascinating tours described at the end of the book.
Archival photos, index, notes, references, suggested tour routes.