Jews Around the World


NYC Lower East Side Tour 2021



January 1 @ 12:00 pm via Zoom



CUJF is pleased to invite you to a virtual tour of NYC Lower East Side


We continue our virtual travels this Winter Break to learn about Jews around the world.  This time we will be taking a virtual walk or stroll through more than 150 years of Jewish history on New York’s Lower East Side. Our tour will combine historic and religious sites, politics and people of what was once the largest Jewish community in the world. Stops include historic Orchard Street, the Jewish Daily Forward building, University Settlement House, the Eldridge Street Synagogue, and sites associated with Abraham Cahan, Jacob Riis, and many others.


 Our tour guide will be Seth Kamil, president and co-founder of Big Onion Walking Tours which has led locals and visitors alike on innovative and exciting tours through New York’s ethnic neighborhoods and historic districts. Big Onion guides are educators and graduate students who lead the finest, most comprehensive, and thought-provoking “outings”


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Meet Our Tour Guide


Seth Kamil is the president and co-founder of Big Onion Walking Tours and Director of Big Onion Historical Consulting.  He holds advanced degrees in Jewish American History and Urban/Ethnic History from Columbia University and a BA in Social Thought & Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Seth is proud to be a Fellow of the New York Academy of History. He has been a consultant on a variety of historical tourism projects including Governors Island, The Presidio, Atlantic City, The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and ethnic New Orleans. Seth has appeared on numerous television networks, including BBC, PBS, History Channel, Travel Channel, Arte Television, CBS, and ABC.  Former on-camera Historian on, and a Producer of, the Emmy Award winning (13 nominations & one win) series “Toni On! New York”. When not walking the city he can be found fly fishing a Catskill stream where cell phones don’t work. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Traci & black Labs Ruby and Genevieve.


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