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Take a comprehensive tour of the city to discover the main Jewish sites in the city of Sao Paulo. Visitors will get a chance to discover the history and Jewish life of this vibrant community.

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.

Places we visit:
* The CIP Synagogue
* Bom Retiro - the oldest Jewish Quarter
* Kehilat Israel Synagogue, the oldest in the city (called Synagogue da Graga)
* Memorial Jewish inmigration
* Unibes Cultural Center
* Higienopolis - todays Jewish Quarter
* Clube Hebraica Sao Paulo (depending on time)

Duration: 4 hours
Monday through Friday: Entering to institutions.
Saturday and Sunday: The entrance to institutions are subject to confirmation.

** The itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to the needs and interests of passengers.
** The sites visited can be modified according to availability and authorization of 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.

Includes: Bilingual guide, entrance fees to sites visited and transportation during the tour.
Pick up and drop off passengers to the hotel. (Hotels in SP central area)

Not include meals and tzedakah (donations) in Jewish sites.

** We also offer JEWISH TOUR IN SANTOS for cruise ship passengers.
Those interest, please contact us by email.

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More information in this link: Zoom Jewish Tours

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

Hebraica Sao Paulo

Hebraica Sao Paulo

A Jewish Community Center that transmits Jewish identity through sports, education and culture. It represents much more than sports, recreation and culture: its the meeting point for the community. It currently occupies a surface of...

Unibes Cultural

Unibes Cultural

The Unibes is a cultural space that offers a wide program of activities. The building has an architecture shaped like a Torah.

Sao Paulo Jewish Museum

Sao Paulo Jewish Museum

This project is still being carried out. Its mission is to collect, preserve, research and exhibit Jewish religious traditions, history, art and culture through exhibits and social and educational activities, promoting the history of the...

Kehilat Israel Synagogue - da Graça

Kehilat Israel Synagogue - da Graça

The Kehilat Israel Synagogue, known as the Synagogue of Graça, is the oldest of Sao Paulo, located in the historic Jewish quarter of Bom Retiro. Its first building was opened in 1912, and a few decades later, the synagogue became too ...

Bom Retiro Jewish Neighborhood

Bom Retiro Jewish Neighborhood

Bom Retiro is a neighborhood of great cultural diversity in Sao Paulo. Bom Retiro is the old Jewish neighborhood to which the first Ashkenazi immigrants arrived in the early 20th century. Jews gradually left the area and moved to su...

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, (capital of Dutch Brazil), reopened in 2001).

During the Dutch regime, the Jews prospered economically, but between 1647 and 1773 the Inquisition forced the Brazilians jews to emigrate to other places as Curazao 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 and almost 50 years later, in 1822, Brazil gained independence from Portugal, and a group of Moroccan Jews began to arrive o Brazil, and established in 1824 a Synagogue in Belem (northern Brazil) called Porta do Ceu (Gate of Heaven ), and later, a Sephardic Synagogue in Manaus (in the Amazon).

At the end of 1800, new Jewish immigrants settled in Brazil, fleeing the Russian pogroms and settled there to work the land. These members then left the colonies and created rich cultural communities in Brazilian cities.

By World War I, approximately 7,000 Jews lived in Brazil.
In the 1920s, nearly 30,000 Western European Jews arrived to Brazil, and in 1929, there were 27 Jewish schools.

Despite a strict immigration policy in the 1930s, more than 17,500 Jews Entered Brazil.

Currently, there are about 96,000 Jews in Brazil playing an active role in politics, sports, academia, business and industry.

In major urban centers there are schools, Jewish associations and synagogues.
Most Jews living in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, but there are also important communities in Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais and Parana.

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 Sao 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.