Buenos Aires Jewish Tour 2019/ 2020

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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.

All our guides are ACTIVE MEMBERS of the Local Community, and that our tours are organized hand by hand with local institutions.

We offer 100% private tours.

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Tour Itinerary

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 Synagogue of Libertad St.: This Romanesque and Byzantine-style synagogue is a national historic monument and is located on Libertad Street, a block from the noteworthy Teatro Colón. It’s the oldest Jewish institution in Argentina and is oftentimes referred to as the Templo Libertad.

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.

 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 the Sephardic synagogue of Pasito.

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. 10% of the desaparecidos were Jewish while Jews where less than 1% of Argentina’s total population.

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