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Jewish Heritage Tour in Rio de Janeiro



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

Discovering, experiencing, reflection and debate, through the path of a circuit Jewish city tour of Rio de Janeiro on various aspects related to Jewish history and culture of the city, its community and its leading personalities and interaction between this diasporic community, Brazil and the State of Israel and Zionism.

The Jewish presence in Rio de Janeiro:
The second largest Jewish community in Brazil began to form in the mid-nineteenth century. With the proclamation of independence in 1822 and the relative religious freedom established by the Constitution of 1824, he took home the arrival of Jews to the then capital of the country.
Before that period, between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, there was a significant presence of New Christians in Rio de Janeiro, as well as persecution by the Inquisition.

In the early twentieth century, a period of intense institutional and community development all starts, leaving an indelible mark on the city center and in the memory of the thousands of Jews who lived in the vicinity of the Praca Onze, which in addition to hosting immigrants of Jewish origin, it is considered the birthplace of samba and is one of the inescapable references of the "Little Africa."

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What are we going to visit on this Jewish City Tour?
During the tour, travelers will visit and know the places, streets, buildings, landscapes, the great history of politics, society and power, and small stories of people who were and are protagonists of the Jewish experience in Rio de Janeiro.

Two tour options:
1 A Tour with a historical perspective on Jewish immigration to Brazil and the relationship of the Jews with the Brazilian state.
2- A Tour to learn about the current Jewish life in the city of Rio de Janeiro

In the Historical tour the places to visit are:
* The viewpoint "Mirante de Pasmado", where is the Yitzhak Rabin monument and starting the tour telling about the Jewish community in the city.
* Itzhak Rabin Park, opened by Lea, his wife, with spectacular views of the beach of Botafogo and Sugar Loaf.
* Ari Synagogue Ari (in Botafogo)
* Pra�a Mau�: Always cosmopolitan, Mau� Square has many symbolic events that mark the history of the Marvelous City progress. Some stories about slavery and
* Walking. 1.5 km. in Av. Rio Branco: Knowing some historical stories about the Jewish inmigration in the city, and stories from peolpe like Stern, Wallerstein, history of Polish women,
* Pra�a XV: Antonio Da Silva history, Inquisition, Don pedro II who spoke hebrew,
* Great Temple of Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful building from 1932: visiting the synagofue and also learning about the history of Pra�a Onze, samba, the Jewish life,
* Lapa: the arches, Oswaldo Aranha restaurant.

In the Community tour the places to visit are (some for inside, and some for outside):
* The viewpoint "Mirante de Pasmado", where is the Yitzhak Rabin monument and starting the tour telling about the Jewish community in the city.
* Itzhak Rabin Park, opened by Lea, his wife, with spectacular views of the beach of Botafogo and Sugar Loaf.
* Ari Synagogue Ari (in Botafogo)
* Great Temple of Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful building from 1932.
* Safra Synagogue.
* Club Hebraica
* Eliezer School
* The Synagogue Shel Gmelut Hassadim (in Judeo-Spanish Sephardic rite), which has received the visit of Emperor Dom Pedro II, located in Botafogo.
* Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue and Cultural Center Midrash (in Leblon).
* Club Israelita Brasileiro and the Synagogue Beth El

Clarification for both tours: the entrance to institutions (synagogues, schools, etc.) is subject to availability and institutional confirmation.

Other optional places to visit include:
* The Chaim Weitzman square, a public school called Anne Frank and the neighborhood of Catete, an old Jewish quarter.
* The Jewish Museum
* In Copacabana visit the Club Israelita Brasileiro and the Synagogue Beth El.

Note: synagogues and sites visited will vary according to customer request and / or availability of the institution.

Frequency: Every day except Saturday.
Duration: 4 hours. In the morning or afternoon.

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

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

PROMO PRICE: USD $140.- per person ((indiv. price for a tour for 2 or 3 passengers)
For 4 to 6 passengers: USD $130.- per person
For 7 to 10 passengers: USD $110.- per person
Only one passenger: USD $240.-

** It is paid in advance.
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Includes: Bilingual guide and transportation.
Pick up and drop off from passengers hotels or cruise port.

Not included: Food and Tzedakah in Jewish sites.

Optional: Lunch Kosher available upon request.
Optional (long tour - 7 hours):
PRICE FULL DAY: USD $220.- per person (indiv. price for a tour for 2 or 3 passengers). Only one passenger full day: USD $350.-




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More information about the places we visit in the tour

Yitzhak Rabin Park and Monument

Yitzhak Rabin Park and Monument

Itzhak Rabin Park is named by the ex president of Israel after its attack and was inaugurated by Leah, his wife. The park is located on top of Morro de Pasmado, very accessible viewpoint from where travelers can see the bay of Botafogo a...

Religious Israeli Association of Rio de Janeiro (ARI )

Religious Israeli Association of Rio de Janeiro (ARI )

Founded in 1942, the ARI - Israel's Religious Association of Progressive Judaism's in Rio de Janeiro, is affiliated to the World Union for Progressive Judaism - WUPJ In 1936 a small group of young people decided to hold a ceremony on the...

Great Israelite Temple of Rio de Janeiro

Great Israelite Temple of Rio de Janeiro

Type: Ashkenazi. The Great Temple of Israel is the Jewish Community of Rio de Janeiro's largest monument and a part of the history of the Yishuv and the city. In the past, it served as a point of reference for Jews in Rio de Janeiro...

Jewish Museum of Rio de Janeiro

Jewish Museum of Rio de Janeiro

The Jewish Museum of Rio de Janeiro, founded in 1977 after the donation of a menorah (a seven-branched candelabrum and one of the main symbols of Judaism) is a dynamic cultural center, integrated into life in the city through activities str...

Club Israelita Brasilerio

Club Israelita Brasilerio

Inside de Club there is a Kosher Restaurant. SHELANU KOSHER A kosher restaurant specializing in food and Bassiri (meat). Hours: Lunch: Monday to Thursday from 11.30 to 15hs. Friday from 11.30 to 14hs. Sunday from 12.30 to 16hs....

Chaim Weitzman Square and Anne Frank Public School

Chaim Weitzman Square and Anne Frank Public School

A public square dedicated to the memory of Chaim Weitzman located in one of the top residential neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. It has a bust of the first President of Israel in the center of the square. The construction project fo...

History of Jewish immigration

The first Jews to arrive in Brazil were during the Inquisition.
Portuguese Jews who began to colonize the land and secretly practicing Judaism. In 1636 , the Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue was built in Recife, the capital of Dutch Brazil. (It was reopened in 2001) .
During the Dutch regime, the Jews prospered economically, but between 1647 and 1773 the Inquisition, led the Brazilians massively persecuted Jews to emigrate to places like Curacao and New York where they established new communities.
In 1773, a royal decree portugues finally abolished discrimination against Jews. They slowly filtered back into Brazil. Almost 50 years later, in 1822, Brazil gained independence from Almost 50 years later, in 1822 , Brazil became independent from Portugal, and a stream of Moroccan Jews began to arrive, and they established a synagogue in Belem (northern Brazil ) called Porta do Ceu (Gate of Heaven ) in 1824 and later a Sephardic in Manaus (in the Amazon ) .
At the end of 1800 new Jewish immigrants settled in Brazil, fleeing the Russian pogroms and settled in Brazil to work the land . These settlers then left the colonies and created rich cultural communities in Brazilian cities. By World War I, approximately 7,000 Jews lived in Brazil .
Nearly 30,000 Western European Jews arrived in Brazil in the 1920s and , in 1929, there were 27 Jewish schools. Despite a strict immigration policy in the 1930s , more than 17,500 Jews Entered Brazil. While Brazilian immigration enriched Jewish culture, the wide array of Jewish customs and beliefs, made ​​it nearly impossible to unify them.

Currently, there are about 96,000 Jews in Brazil playing an active role in politics, sports, academia, business and industry, and overall well integrated into all spheres of Brazilian life are. In major urban centers there are schools, jewish associations and synagogues.
Most Jews living in the Brazilian state of So Paulo, but there are also important communities in Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais and Paran.

A little about the country

Brazil is a country in South America, comprising the eastern half of the continent and some groups of small islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
With estimated at over 8.5 million km . The Amazon rainforest covers 3.6 million km of its territory.
Its population is approximately 191.5 million people (as of 2009), Brazil is the only Portuguese-speaking country in the Americas.
At the political level, is a federal republic by the union of 26 federal states and the Federal District, divided into 5,564 municipalities.
Brasilia is the capital and most populous city Sau Paulo.
For the most part, the country is between the terrestrial tropics, so the seasons do not feel in a radical way in much of the same. Thanks to Amazon and its climate, is the country with the most species of animals in the world.
The currency is the Real.