Explore The First Jewish Community in North America

Welcome to JanetK Tours, your ticket to learning about the first Jewish community in North America.  As a licensed gold star New York City Sightseeing Guide, I am excited to show you the landscape, culture, and more about this community, its synagogue and cemetery.  Check out my tour packages, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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Great Tours. Better Memories.

Group and Private Tours Available.

As a licensed, gold-star New York City Sightseeing Guide, I am passionate about giving you an exceptional tour you won't find anywhere else.  Not just any tour, you'll learn about the first Jewish community in North America founded in 1654 (Congregation Shearith Israel) in the most unique and interesting way possible: with a guide who has been a member of the community for over twenty years, through poetry and song of the community, through exciting stories about pirates, the struggle to create a community, their contributions to the American Revolution and American Jewish history, early cemeteries, famous members from Asser Levy to Emma Lazarus, and so much more. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with all of those whom I guide.



Adventure Awaits You

JanetK Tours offers unique tours.  Enjoy a walking tour in Lower Manhattan, a cemetery tour or a Synagogue tour on the Upper West Side.  Walking and cemetery Tours are offered in the spring, summer and fall; and Synagogue tours are offered year round. Private and Group tours available.


Synagogue Tour

JanetK Tours will show you the current home of the first congregation in North America, a the landmark building. You will learn about the congregation , from its beginnings to the present day.  Private and Group Tours available.


Walking Tour - Lower Manhattan

JanetK Tours offers a unique walking tour of Lower Manhattan.  The tour meets at Bowling Geen Park (at the flagpole) and last for an hour and a half.  We will visit the sites of houses of worship, homes of early settlers, and more.  Private and Group Tours available.

Cemetery Tour

JanetK Tours offers an exclusive tour of the first Jewish cemetery in North America.  Visit the graves of Revolutionary War Veterans, as well as Gershom Mendes Seixas, first American born minister of the congregation, and more. Private and Group Tours available.


A fun
and insightful tour!



JanetK Tours

New York, NY, USA