Chelsea Jewish Walking Tour

Top Pick Next Event: September 19, 2019 $18.00
(Courtesy photo)
(Courtesy photo)

Chelsea Jewish Tours returns for another year of experiencing Chelsea’s rich Jewish immigrant history. Discover Chelsea’s Jewish heritage and the city’s dynamic evolution to the vibrant, diverse place that it is today. A rich mix of Latino, African and Asian cultures leave their distinctive marks in Chelsea. While no longer a strong physical presence in Chelsea, Jewish communities have also left signs of their once-vibrant communities. You just have to know where to look.

On this walking tour, Ellen Rovner, Ph.D., will peel back layers of history for you, deftly illustrating the distinctive and common narratives of Chelsea’s complex immigrant experiences. Carefully researched and deeply connected to the Chelsea community of today, Ellen’s walking tours are also personal, as she harkens back to her own roots in this city and her family connections to the memories of Chelsea’s Jewish community.

The tours are free for Chelsea residents. Each tour is unique and may include visits to such Chelsea landmarks as the Walnut Street Synagogue, Temple Emmanuel, Dillon’s Russian steam bath and, of course, Katz’s Bagels, birthplace of the pizza bagel.

If tickets are sold out but you would still like to come, please send us an email at We will try to make arrangements for you.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Chelsea Community Fund.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

$18.00 General Admission

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