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Chai Road Tour provides insight into Jewish life in Downtown York

This is the guide cover for a walking tour highlighting the various eras of York, Pa., Jewish history. York Sunday News columnist and fellow Yorkblogger Gordon Freireich conducted the tour on Sunday. Freireich has explained that “chai,” pronounced “high,” is the Hebrew word for “life.” 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.’.

About 100 hundred people braved the heat and humidity Sunday, participating in “Taking the Chai Road, A Walking Tour of Jewish Downtown York.”
Tour leader Gordon Freireich blogged on this event, conducted as part of York Jewish Community Center’s 100th anniversary: A hot time on Downtown York walking tour… .

He supplied a map with descriptions of the tour, which the York Daily Record/Sunday News has posted in its Web history section.
Of course, the tour was followed by “Chai Tea” at the Yorktowne Hotel.
To find out about another JCC 100th anniversary project, visit: Natural Landscape Playground.