Home of the Original Yiddish Theater

At the turn of the twentieth century, the center of Yiddish Theater was downtown on Second Avenue on the Lower East Side (Now called the East Village). Yiddish theaters punctuated this neighborhood and was the primary entertainment for Yiddish speaking immigrants.

After World War II, when much of the Yiddish speaking population grew older, and their children moved out of the city, Yiddish theater all but disappeared. Together we’ll stroll the neighborhood and uncover the rich cultural history behind Yiddish Theater in America.

Yiddish Walk of Fame
Site of the one-time famous Café Royal
Metro Music location/main contributor of sheet music for
Yiddish Theater
Hebrew Actors Union
Pass by childhood home of George and Ira Gershwin
Stop and refresh with a delicious Egg Cream (Coca Cola for
the Jews)

Explore the old Jewish Rialto, important sites with history provided by your knowledgeable, and the celebrities who got their start in Yiddish theater…many of whom went on to great fame on the Broadway stage, as well as television in the late 40s and 1950s.

***Food, beverages and individual purchases not included***


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