From the 1840s to the 1920s, a vibrant Jewish neighborhood flourished just south of the Boston Common. This tour is a cultural journey that passes many sites and buildings that still stand today. Find out where the first synagogues were located and learn about the earliest Jewish community to settle here.

Discover why Hadassah Way is located where it is and view the Boston Common’s plaque dedicated to the famous Filene’s Bargain Basement founder. The walk continues into the Theater District, where the first synagogue in Boston, Ohabei Shalom, stood in 1852. The tour will wind its way into Bay Village, which was once the film distribution center in Boston, and then continue into the heart of the South End along Tremont Street through beautiful Union Park.

Hear about the fascinating characters who once called this neighborhood home. Did you know that the first Boston Tea Party music club was located in a building on Berkeley Street that once housed Temple Adath Israel’s religious school? These are just some of the places that are included on the walk.

Sunday Oct. 7th from 2:00pm -4:15pm. The tour is 2 1/4 hours and covers approximately 1.5 miles. The meeting spot is Hadassah Way and Bolyston St. across the street from the Public Garden and next to the Four Seasons Hotel.

Sound interesting? For more information, reservations and cost, please contact Robin Dexter at

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