Jewish Tour Buenos Aires
10 years of experience with Jewish Tours in Buenos Aires
We pick you up at your hotel with a modern private car or van
Jewish Quarter / Paso Synagogue (Ashk. Traditional) / AMIA-Jewish Federation / Central Libertad Sinagogue (Ashk. Reform.) / Israel Embassy Sq. / Jewish Museum / Shoah Memorial at Buenos Aires Cathedral
Higlights and Itinerary
Buenos Aires has a genuine yiddishkeit that cannot only be expressed by words. From synagogues to Jewish food, we invite you to take part on the Argentinian Jewish experience.
We offer private Jewish tours in Buenos Aires.
In this tour you will also learn about:
Antisemitism in Argentina
The Arrival of the Holocaust Survivors
Jewish first immigration to Argentina
Current Situation of the Jewish Community in Argentina
-Private tour guide
-Private car or van with private driver
-Pick up and drop off at your hotel
-Guided visit to: Once – Jewish ‘quarter’, Paso Synagogue, Libertad Central Synagogue & Jewish Museum (same buidling), Israeli Embassy Square Memorial, Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Mayo
Tour Itinerary / Jewish Buenos Aires
This private Jewish tour is focused on the history of the Argentinian-Jewish community, right from where it started, when the first immigrants arrived in the 19th century up to nowadays. During the tour, you will learn about the history of the first colonies in Argentina, along with the formation of the first Jewish community in Buenos Aires.
From the beginning of past century Jews settled up in Buenos Aires. But most significative Jewish organizations were held in Once, which still has a strong Jewish presence.
Jewish Quarter: We will start with the tour visiting and walking through the Jewish Quarter. Mezuzot are affixed to most of the textile storefronts in “Once”, the Jewish ‘quarter’. Kosher butcher shops, small synagogues, yeshivas and Jewish schools are ubiquitous. Along our route, we will come upon the Paso Synagogue and AMIA (the JCC). We enter to Paso Synagogue.
A vaulted ceiling showcase the second level seating and a third level of arched stained glass windows. But the true focal point is the magnificent multi-storey Aron Kodesh.
Jewish Museum: The collection focuses on Jewish culture and has an exhibit that sheds light on the Jewish Argentine cowboys (gauchos). The museum also holds a very rare collection of Sephardic toras from the Middle East.
AMIA: Argentine Israelite Mutual Association- Jewish Community Center. The AMIA bombing was an attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 18 July 1994, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds.
Next to Plaza Houssay we can appreciate the murals painted by Mariano Antedoménico, Martín Ron, and Mariela Ajras. The first mural depicts the moment after the explosion, the second shows the hospital who received the victims, and the third is a plea for justice.
Shoah Mural at the Metropolitan Cathedral: It is a Mural commemorating the victims of the Shoah installed within the Metropolitan Cathedral. On the fifth anniversary of its inauguration and in coincidence with the Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Plaza de Mayo: The Plaza de Mayo is a city square and main foundational site of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was formed in 1884 after the demolition of the Recova building, unifying the city’s Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Armas, by that time known as Plaza de la Victoria and Plaza 25 de Mayo respectively.
Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo is a movement of Argentine mothers who campaigned for their children who had been desaparecidos (disappeared) during the military dictatorship, pursuing the government for answers between 1977 and 2006. At the Buenos Aires Jewish Tour you will learn what was the situation of the Jewish community in the last dictatorship. 10% of the desaparecidos were Jewish while Jews where less than 1% of Argentina’s total population.
The Jewish Buenos Aires tour takes approximately 4 hours
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