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Join us for a private guided tour “Second Hand Rose: A Journey down the Yiddish Rialto” on Sunday, June 14.

Here are the details:

We will meet our guide in front at the southwest corner of second avenue and 12th St., site of the former Yiddish arts theater, now a multiplex, at 1pm.

Parking: two hours of free parking, courtesy of The Lower East Side Business Improvement District is available for cars and buses in a lot on Broome Street. There is a per hour charge after the initial two hours. Please contact the BID to make arrangements at (212)226-9010

Starwalk General Information:

The synagogues are 19th and early 20th century buildings and there will be stairs to climb. However, depending on the synagogue, there are ways we can minimize the use of stairs without compromising the tour.

Photography is permitted.

Appropriate dress is expected. Women may wear slacks; men are requested to wear skull caps or another head covering (each synagogue provides them, or bring your own).

Cost: Adults: WCHJ members: $18, non-members: $20; all senior citizens: $16.

If you would like to join us, please call Dmitry Turovsky at (914)713-8828 or email

Why Be a WCHJ Member?


By being a member of the Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism, one participates in a Community which has a common interest in being with like-minded people, whose goal is to promote continuation and celebration of Jewish history, ethics and ideals within the framework of Humanism in a consistent and committed fashion while developing ongoing relationships with other members. Membership dues ensure that that these values will be continued by ongoing and consistent programs of Jewish themes (music, theater, discussions, study groups, etc.) as well as observance of the major Jewish holidays; support of our Jewish school; and allow for effective publicity so that our congregation may grow. Basically, payment of membership dues indicates commitment to our organization and provides support for our existence.

The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism offers a non-theistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It is affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism, which was established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, and has grown into a worldwide movement. Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas. Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Jewish culture that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life. Humanistic Jewish communities celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events (such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvah) with inspirational ceremonies that draw upon but go beyond traditional literature.