Walking Tour: Jewish Beacon Hill

When: Sunday, April 7 2019, 4:00 pm
Where: Meeting location provided after registration.


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Learn the history of Jewish Boston with guided walking tours by Boston by Foot! Meeting place will be provided after registration. Tours are typically 90 minutes. Minimum of 5 to run, max of 20 people. Please wear comfortable shoes. Tours are rain or shine.

April 7: Jewish Beacon Hill
In the late 19th and early 20th century, the North Slope of Beacon Hill was a neighborhood that was home to a large population of Jewish and Italian new immigrants. This tour focuses on the Jews of the North Slope, who lived an active Jewish life with three synagogues within a few blocks of each other, carrying customs of their old world with them even as they made changes to he new world around them. 

May 5: Boston Women Finding their Voices -- Boston’s working class immigrant community during the early 20th Century
As Boston’s working women were fighting for rights in the workplace, suffragists were demanding the right to vote. Both the women’s trade unionism and suffrage movements were led by proud, defiant women who were divided along class lines. It wouldn’t be until the early 20th century that suffragists & non-native working women would realize that to achieve their goals they would need to unite. 

June 2: Jewish East Boston
Discover East Boston’s rich history and dynamic present by exploring the neighborhood of Maverick Square, East Boston’s oldest commercial center. Trace its roots back to Noddle’s Island and learn how the East Boston Company created a planned community for immigrants that became today’s vibrant and diverse East Boston. 

July 14: Jewish North End
Few Jews lived in Boston in the 17th and 18th centuries, and a permanent Jewish community didn’t establish itself here until the 1840s. The wave of migration from Eastern Europe of the late 19th century greatly enlarged the city’s Jewish community, and many of the new immigrants of this period moved to the North End. This tour will expire some of the stories of Boston’s Jewish experience from the 17th century through the early 20th century.

In partnership with Boston by Foot.

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