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Jewish Experience in Buenos Aires


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Through this experience, participants can learn how community life was born and develops in Argentina.

Our hallmark is that all our guides are ACTIVE MEMBERS of the Local Jewish Community, cheerful hosts who will tell about their own experience and Jewish life; and that our tours are organized together with local institutions, so that they can also tell their stories.

We will visit the famous areas of Jewish life in this thriving city, learning about its history, culture and composition, and visiting the neighborhoods where the Jewish community currently happens.

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During the tour participants will visit the most emblematic places of Jewish life in Buenos Aires, located mainly in "Once" neighborhood and downtown:
* The Jewish quarter par excellence, "Once", knowing its history, its culture and its composition and visiting the places where Jews live today.
* One of the oldest synagogues in the city, "Libertad Synagogue"
* The Jewish Museum in Buenos Aires.
* The Memory Square of Israeli Embassy.
* An Ashkenazi synagogue, a Sephardic synagogue and Chabad one (** interior visit only occasionally)
* The subway station with artistic murals about justice, in tribute to the terrorist attack in AMIA. (downstairs only if time allows)
* The building of AMIA (optional entry, only weekday tours in the morning, with an extra fee of usd 15.-), victim of a terrorist attack in 1994.

And depending on time and traffic:
* Plaza de Mayo, mural in tribute holocaust in the Cathedral
* Anne Frank Monument in Puerto Madero
* The Historical Immigrant Hotel.

** Visited sites can change according to availability and authorization of institutions.

Duration: 4 hours.
Monday to Friday: entering institutions.

** It takes, at least, 5 working days to book the service prior to the date of the tour.

To know the tour price, please email: [email protected]

SPECIAL PROMO: 5% off from the total, when booking Jewish tours in more than one city.

Optional (long tour - 7 hours):
1- It also includes the Jewish Quarter in "Barracas" and "La Boca", visiting historical Synagogues, and learning about immigration history.
2- The tour includes the Jewish neighborhood of "Villa Crespo", visiting the institutions and Jewish life that develops there.
3- Jewish Tour + City Tour in Buenos Aires, visiting highlights tourist attractions in the city.
** Please ask for Full Day prices by email: [email protected]

** Ask also for LA BOCA KOSHER JEWISH TOUR, the new and unique proposal organized by Judaic Tourism and Chabad La Boca.

Includes: Bilingual guide, transportation, entrance to Synagogues
** Pick up and drop off from passengers hotels or cruise port.

Not includes the entrance to AMIA (USD 15.- extra), and no donations to Jewish places visited.

Important: The photos of the promotional flyer are for reference and the places to visit during the tour are subject to availability and personalized organization of the itinerary, according to the interests of each passenger.

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More information about the places we visit in the tour

Memory Square  Israeli Embassy

Memory Square Israeli Embassy

The terrorist attack against the Israeli Embassy in Argentina occurred on 17 March 1992, causing the death of 29 people and leaving 242 wounded. The attack completely destroyed the Embassy building. Argentina is home to the largest Jewi...

Synagogue of the Argentinian Israelite Congregation - Templo Libertad

Synagogue of the Argentinian Israelite Congregation - Templo Libertad

The Synagogue of the Israelite Congregation of the Argentinian Republic, also known as Templo Libertad, is located in front of Lavalle Square in Buenos Aires, and was the first synagogue to be built in the city. It was declared a Nation...

Dr. Salvador Kibrik Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires

Dr. Salvador Kibrik Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires

The Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires was founded on 22 October 1967 and belongs to the Argentinian Republic Israelite Congregation (CIRA, after its Spanish initials), which is also the first Jewish organization in the country since its establi...

Monument commemorating the victims of the AMIA bombing Memoria Activa

Monument commemorating the victims of the AMIA bombing Memoria Activa

This Monument was created in the memory of the victims of the AMIA terrorist attack of 1994. It is located on Plaza Lavalle (Lavalle Square), in Buenos Aires, in front of the Palace of Justice where criminal courts function. It is the...

Yesod Hadat Sephardic Congregation (Lavalle Temple)

Yesod Hadat Sephardic Congregation (Lavalle Temple)

It was founded by a group of Syrians from Aleppo. The congregation included a kindergarten, elementary school and high school as well as institutes of training for teachers and rabbis. Yeshiva Bet David is also active in the temple ...

Brotherhood among peoples Sculpture

Brotherhood among peoples Sculpture

This sculptural pillars are called "Brotherhood among peoples" It is located in the entrance of 'Sociedad Hebraica Argentina', over the security pillas protecting the JCC. Throughout its history, Sociedad Hebraica Argentina has been ...



AMIA, central entity of Jewish life in Argentina, was created in 1894. Ever since its beginning it worked towards generating the necessary conditions to live a Jewish life. One of its first actions was to open a community cemetery a...

Paso Great Synagogue

Paso Great Synagogue

The Great Paso Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in Argentina. Its imposing construction, historical heritage of the city, contemplates the most beautiful of Ashkenazi (European) iconography, from which its founders originated. R...

Illustrated Memory - The art request justice in the subway

Illustrated Memory - The art request justice in the subway

ILLUSTRATED MEMORY - THE ART REQUESTS JUSTICE IN THE SUBWAY 85 people were killed, over 300 injured and painful years of impunity, are the consequence of the terrorist attack that destroyed the building of AMIA, the July 18, 1994 at 9:53...

Anne Frank monument

Anne Frank monument

This statue of Anne Frank was conducted by the Dutch artist Jet Schepp and was inaugurated on 09/12/2014, coinciding with the International Human Rights Day, in the "Queen Netherlands Square", located in the 3 dike of Puerto Madero (Buenos...

History of Jewish immigration

Jews who fled the Inquisition settled in Argentina but assimilated into society "non- Jewish".
During colonial times the permanence of persons of Jewish faith was banned. Nevertheless, many of the Portuguese traders were Sephardic Jews.
After 1810 Jews especially from France and other parts of Western Europe began to settle in Argentina.
In 1853, began the existence of Argentine Jewish community.
In 1862 the current Israeli Congregation of Argentina was created.
In 1876 the Argentine government authorized the exercise of other religions.
By the late nineteenth, and early twentieth century, many Ashkenazi Jews arrived in the country from Eastern Europe, fleeing persecution and pogroms. Several of them founded the colony Moisesville in the province of Santa Fe, one of the most important jewish colonization in Argentine.

Between 1885-1889 a total of 2,385 Jews arrived in the country aboard the ship Weser, because of the increasing threats of expulsion of the Jews from the Russian areas.
In 1888 was published in Buenos Aires the first newspaper written in Hebrew characters, with the name of the Phonograph Hebraic .
Then in 1889 came from Germany about 1,200 immigrants, once again aboard the Weser and Bremer from Ukraine.

In 1890 , Argentina launched his immigration plan, which resulted that from 1891-1896 into the country some 20,121 Jews from Russia and Romania, settling, mostly in Buenos Aires, Entre Rios and Santa Fe.

In 1891 , steam Pampa rented by Baron Hirsch took 817 Jewish immigrants from Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Bessarabia. This migration gave rise to colonies of Carlos Casares and Entre Rios.
In the early twentieth century , the Province of Entre Rios grew to about 170 Jewish settlements .

The September 27, 1897 the cornerstone of the current Jewish Synagogue Congregation Argentina was placed in 785 Liberty Street , in Buenos Aires.
Between 1906 and 1912 , Jewish immigration increased very fast, with most of Eastern Europe, also of Morocco and the Ottoman Empire. Jewish immigrants in Argentina quickly adapted and came to play an important role in society Argentina .
In 1920, about 150,000 Jews lived in Argentina .
Since 1928, waves of Jewish immigrants came from Germany and the rest of occupied Europe, receiving around 45,000 European Jews.
In the early fifties Jewish immigration began to decline, while the country established relations with the State of Israel.
During the nineties, the Jewish community has undergone two major terrorist attacks, which remain unresolved.

Currently, about 244,000 Jews live in Argentina , 80% of the Jewish community living in the federal capital and the rest in the great Buenos Aires and major cities of the country as well as in agricultural colonies in the provinces of Entre Rios and Santa Fe founded to house immigrants, of which the most important are now Basavilbaso Moisesville, Villa Dominguez and Villa Clara.

In Buenos Aires, there are neighborhoods characterized by their number of Jewish population, like Balvanera "once" , Villa Crespo , Belgrano, among others. In several of these , there are also several Jewish synagogues and Jewish institutions.

A little about the country

Argentina is a sovereign state, organized as a representative and Federal Republic.

Its territory is divided into 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires, the nation capital and seat of the federal goverment.

It has an area of 2780400 km and a population of 40 million.

The official language is Spanish and the climate is temperate.