Agency Offers Tour of Satmar Community in Williamsburg


williamsburgThe website of New York University reports on a tour being offered to the public this Sunday of the Satmar community in Williamsburg. The tour press release states as follows:

Here’s a great opportunity for you to learn about a fascinating cultural microcosm in New York! On Sunday, October 18th, there will be a tour of the Hasidic Jewish community living in Williamsburg, in Brooklyn. The residents of this community, known as the Satmars, came from Eastern Europe after World War II and have been in Williamsburg ever since. Some 30,000 strong, the Satmars have their own schools, synagogues, and social network. The Satmar community is interesting not only as a cultural unit, but as an important voting bloc in New York politics.

williamsburg-giulianiThe tour will have a knowledgeable guide. Highlights will include a discussion with a Satmar Rabbi and lunch in a local deli. We will meet at 12 noon in the lobby of 4 Washington Square Village, and return to Manhattan at approximately 4 PM. Please RSVP to is limited!

The release can be seen here.

{Noam Newscenter}