Lower East Side Conservancy

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The Lower East Side Conservancy, formally the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy, is an historic preservation organization with the mission of promoting and preserving Jewish culture on Manhattan's Lower East Side.[1]

The organization, led by Laurie Tobias Cohen, runs well-attended walking tours of the neighborhood,[2] and helps the remaining synagogues raise funds to restore their buildings.[3]

The conservancy is attempting to transform the old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol into a visitors center for the Lower East Side with educational programs and gallery space. [4]


  1. ^ History Links
  2. ^ Fading Into History - New York Times
  3. ^ Synagogues tell story of Lower East Side's past - The Boston Globe
  4. ^ Lower East Side Is at a Crossroads, by Candace Taylor, New York Sun, July 17, 2008 [1]

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