Philadelphia Jewish Experience
We begin our day aboard an airconditioned trolley as we journey from Cheltenham moving backward through the 20th century toward the historic Jewish Quarter where Russian Jewish immigrants settled before World War 1. With our guide, Michael Schatz, we start in West Oak Lane and Logan, then to Strawberry Mansion, once home to 50,000 Jews. We pass Marshall Street, famed block of pushcarts, dairy restaurants and delis, then on to Lombard Street where we will walk a few blocks and visit synagogues still active after more than 120 years. The Jewish immigrant culture that arose in this neighborhood, today known as Society Hill and Queen Village, faded, but never disappeared, and it is now experiencing a renaissance. After lunch on your own,we complete our exploration with a guided tour of the Rosenbach brothers’19th-century townhouse and their collection of rare books, manuscripts,fine art and Judaica.
Cost includes transportation, guide, and admission to the Rosenbach.
Masks and proof of vaccination are required on all trips.
504 – $88
9:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High
School promptly at 9:30 a.m.