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Jewish Singles NYC is dedicated to creating innovative and interesting experiences for jewish singles in NYC.Events include functions at bars and clubs, dinner parties, Broadway shows, music festivals, cruises, museum nights, other special events and more.Izzy Guss arrived from Europe over 100 years ago, selling pickles ‘old country’ style from his, now legendary, pickle stand in the Lower East Side.His pickles have become a symbol of New York itself according to the official slogan, ‘Imitated but never duplicated’.On an important side-note, it’s also well-known for attracting large numbers of Orthodox Jewish singles. He has perfected his knishes since opening in 1910. They’re a fried roll of dough, stuffed with various fillings – such as meat, kasha, or potato. Although we usually associate Jewish New York with typically Ashkenazi things, such as bagels and Woody Allen, it turns out that the first Jews in New York were actually Sephardim (yes, we are being serious)!
Emma Lazarus, a famous American-Jewish poet, wrote her 1883 sonnet ‘The New Colossus’, to celebrate America as the land of freedom and destination for the ‘huddled masses yearning to be free’– amongst them, her fellow Jews.Three hidden away Jewish cemeteries, one tucked behind a block of condos in the middle of Manhattan; the other two further downtown, are the legacy of North America’s oldest Jewish congregation, Shearith Israel (also featured on our list).The first, in Chinatown, is the oldest Jewish cemetery in North America and hosts the final resting places of 22 American Revolution veterans and the first American-born rabbi.New York’s Lower East Side was once the place to be for new arrivals to America, being both its most famous immigrant neighbourhood, and the birthplace of the American-Jewish community.It’s a living, breathing historical and cultural Jewish gem, and still boasts an active community today.