JEWISH HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE 2: SOUTH PHILLY & WESTWARD
Explore the immigrant experience of Jewish families in America at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History and along the streets of Philadelphia. You’ll start at the recently reopened Weitzman museum, where the big, bright OY/YO sculpture will greet you. A docent will lead you through museum highlights, then you will explore the galleries at your own pace. After lunch on your own in the neighborhood, you’ll return to our trolley for a tour guided by Michael Schatz, trace the movement of Jewish immigrants from Society Hill along trolley lines into South Philly and West Philly around the turn of the 20th century. As we pass through areas where Jewish residents shopped, did business, and lived, we’ll see some of repurposed buildings that once represented the thriving Jewish community. We will go inside a functioning rowhouse synagogue and see what remains of the magnificent synagogues built by Beth El and Har Zion.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, guided tours and tips.
Masks and proof of vaccination are required on all trips.
501 – $110
9:00 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.
Trolley leaves Cheltenham High
School promptly at 9:00 a.m.