Jewish city tours,
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in Central & South America

Description

Community City Tour in Mexico - Modern Jewish Community

Places visited:
+ Community Centers:
* Bet El and Bnei Itzjak en Polanco
* Monte Sinaí
* Sephardi
+ Maguen David Community
+ CIM-ORT Jewish School
+ Deportivo Israelita Center

Optional: Reforma Avenue and Monuments, Anthropology Museum (entrance fee not included)

Duration: 6hs
+ Lunch in a Kosher restaurant to be defined or in the Deportivo (cost not included)

Prices:
Only 1 passenger: USD $220.-
2 passengers: USD $180.- each one
3 or 4 passengers: USD $160.- each one

** For more than 5 passengers, please ask by email: [email protected]

Includes:​
* Bilingual guide (Spanish / English), member of the local Jewish community.
* Entry to the sites visited
* Private transportation

Not included​:
* Donation 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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Bet El Community

Bet El Community

Rabbis: Marcelo Rittner and Leonel Levy. On 15 July 1961 the first Kabalat Shabat took place among the congregants of what was from that point called Congregation Bet-El, in a rented home in Colonia Polanco. Around 200 families got together...

Mount Sinai Welfare Society

Mount Sinai Welfare Society

Mount Sinai Alliance Welfare Society was built on three fundamental pillars which have been the essence of its philosophy: Welfare – Education – Religion. In June 1912, Mexican Jews decided to come together in a group that would provide mut...

History of Jewish immigration

The beginnings of the Jewish population in Mexico dates back to 1521.

Many Jews fled Spain to escape the Inquisition.
In 1800, a number of German Jews came to Mexico to escape the pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe.
A second large wave of immigration occurred as the Ottoman Empire collapsed, leading many Sephardic Jews from Turkey, Morocco, and parts of France. Finally, a wave of immigrants fled Nazi persecution during World War II.

Today, there are over 50,000 Jews in Mexico, the third largest Jewish community in Latin America, mostly concentrated in Mexico City.
Within other communities in the state of Jalisco, mainly in Guadalajara, and in Monterrey, Veracruz and Tijuana.
They have an extensive network of synagogues, schools and other community institutions

In 1938 the Jewish Central Committee of Mexico emerged as the umbrella organization for centralizing ethnic and religious Jewish communities in Mexico.


A little about the country

Mexico, has an area of ​​1,964,375 km ² with a length of their continental coasts of 11,122 km.
In Mexico lives more than 107 million people, making it the most populous Spanish-speaking nation.
Politically, it is a democratic, representative and federal republic. The country consists in 32 states. The seat of government and the powers of the Mexican Union is Mexico City, D. F., whose territory has been designated as a federal district.

The Spanish lives in Mexico with numerous indigenous languages ​​officially recognized as citizens by the Mexican State.
Mexico is also one of the countries with the greatest diversity of climate in the world.
Spread over its territorial sea numerous islands, which together have a combined area of 5,073 km ².

Mexico is the only country that contains two gulfs on two oceans, from the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez in the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. The relief is characterized by very rugged and host multiple volcanoes.

The currency is the Mexican Peso ( MXN)