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Tour of those Downtown York sites important to Jewish community are part of JCC’s 100th birthday

A memorial with fresh flags at South Hills Hebrew Cemetery honors a Jewish war veteran in this 2008 York Daily Record/Sunday News file photo. Youth group members and others from Jewish Family Services helped veteran Jerry Cohen place the flags. War service is just part of the Jewish community’s long history of service in York County. Also of interest: JCC rooftop playground: ‘Neatest place in town’ and Holocaust sculpture a York County must-see and Of local Jewish WW II group: ‘It’s a skeleton post. I’m it.’.

Yorkblogger and York Sunday News columnist Gordon Freireich will lead a walking tour of downtown York highlighting the various eras of York Jewish history.

Here are some details Gordon included with a column – Walk through York’s Jewish history – about the tour, an intriguing opportunity open to the public:

“Taking the Chai Road” walking tour through Downtown York will take place at 1 p.m. June 27, beginning at Market and Beaver streets. Specially designed, illustrated maps (by Lindro, aka Linda Rogers) — in celebration of the York Jewish Community Center’s 100th anniversary year — will be available.
The tour will cover about a mile-and-a-half and take a little over an hour.
There is no fee for the tour, and reservations are not necessary. The one-time-only guided tour will take place shine or rain.
Those taking the tour should wear comfortable walking shoes, and we’ll move at a brisk — but not fast — pace, with stops along the way to point out specific locations. Note: there are no restroom facilities along the route.

Also of interest:
People of varying religious groups founded York County