Episode 13
Jewish Roots

From Israeli folk dance at the 92Y to eating knishes in the Lower East Side, Mickela gets a taste of this culturally, ethnically, and religiously rich group that is iconic to New York City.


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The New York Klezmer Series
*moved from Jalopy to Funky Joe's
455 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance since 2010 which consist of once a week concerts, workshops, jam sessions and monthly dance parties (Tantsheiser) with live Klezmer music.

The Tenement Museum
103 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
The Tenement Museum tells the stories of immigrants who came to Manhattan’s Lower East Side from the 19th-21st centuries.  The museum works to preserve the history of immigration through the personal experiences of those who lived in the Lower East Side, one of America’s most iconic immigrant neighborhoods.

Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston
New York, NY 10002
Russ & Daughters began over 100 years ago as a appetizing store.  In 2014, they opened their Russ & Daughters Cafe to become a full out restaurant.  

Katz’s Delicatessen
205 E Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Katz’s is a “no-frills” Jewish deli that serves up delicious (and humongous) sandwiches.

The Pickle Guys
357 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002
A compact shop that sells traditionally cured, kosher pickles.

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Museum at Eldridge Street is a restored synagogue that still holds orthodox service as well as hosts tours and community classes.

Fiddler on the Roof
A world-famous Broadway musical about a Jewish family in the beginning of the 20th century.

Israeli Folk Dance at The 92Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The 92nd Street Y is a  nonprofit cultural and community center.  They host events and provide classes for members of the community.


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