172 Norfolk Street
New York, NY 10002
Information for our guests
Please be at the Angel Orensanz Center at 4:00 pm sharp to have some drinks before we start.
Michelle will be walking down the aisle at 4:30 pm, accompanied by a harpist that plays in the Radio City Holiday Show. Can you guess what song she will be walking to?
Once we say our vows and are officially married by a mentor of Michelle's--Joanna Aldrich Bell--(and of course kiss) we will go upstairs to have some cocktails and sweets whilst the couple gets their pics taken. Then we will all come back down stairs and the reception will be in the same place as the ceremony. We will have lots of food (primarily Polish/Ukranian but vegetarian friendly) and dessert from Sweet Buttons; then we will spend the rest of the evening dancing it off!
There will be a special dance performance by the newlyweds as well as some live music by the groom.
Soooo, are you coming or what?!?!
Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts
The venue is housed in a Gothic Revival synagogue, built in 1849. It is the oldest surviving synagogue building in New York City, and the fourth-oldest surviving synagogue building in the United States. It was the largest synagogue in the United States at the time of its construction, and is one of the few built in Gothic Revival style. The synagogue was built by Reform Congregation Ansche Chesed (People of Kindness), a congregation of primarily German Jews that was the third Jewish congregation in New York City. The building was designed by Eisenach/Germany-born architect Alexander Saeltzer.
Spanish sculptor and painter Angel Orensanz purchased the property in 1986. He restored it, and converted it into an art gallery and performance space known as the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts. The building was designated a historic landmark by New York City the following year. It has subsequently become home to the Shul of New York, a liberal Reform synagogue.