Sunday, September 4, 2016

Lower East Side Bris - part 1

I had the opportunity today to photograph a bris on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I've been working on a project for many years and it all began in this neighborhood. I've known many of these people for almost 25 years. The ceremony was in the Chasam Sofer synagogue on Clinton Street which has just been through a complete renovation. The results of the overhaul are breathtaking. The building is one of the very few remaining in the area which at one time boasted a regal synagogue on almost every block.

Here's some interesting characters from the neighborhood.