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LESJC Partners


The United Jewish Council of the East Side, Inc. (UJC)

The UJC serves as a coordinating body of neighborhood secular, civic and fraternal organizations. Formed in 1971 by neighborhood leaders and residents, the UJC works to preserve and stabilize the Lower East Side of Manhattan community through the provision of a wide range of human services and community development programs. While the majority of programs are oriented to the needs of the elderly, the UJC also operates a wide range of programs for families and children.

Visit their website at www.ujces.org


Lower East Side Business Improvement District

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District was established in 1992 as a nonprofit economic development organization dedicated to revitalizing the Orchard Street Shopping District while preserving its unique and diverse character.

Visit their website at www.lowereastsideny.com


Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement

Founded in 1893 by social work pioneer Lillian Wald, the Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service and arts programming to more than 100,000 New Yorkers each year. Distinguished by a profound connection to its neighbors, a willingness to address new problems with swift and innovative solutions, and a strong record of accomplishment, the Henry Street Settlement challenges the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children.

The Henry Street Settlement's core divisions include a multidisciplinary arts center, shelter and supportive services, behavioral and health services, senior services, home care services, a workforce development center, day care centers, and after school and summer programs for neighborhood youth.

Visit their website at www.henrystreet.org


Guides Association of New York City
(Recommended as Visitor Friendly: Theme Tours) | www.ganyc.org


44 Degrees Magazine44degrees.net Online Art Magazine

Sacred Sites

Angel Orensanz Foundation

Beth Hemedrash Hagadol
Wikipedia entry

Bialystoker Synagogue

Community Synagogue

Congregation Chasam Sopher

Congregation Kehila Kedosha Janina

Eldridge Street Synagogue

Stanton Street Shul



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