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A 3 hour walk to learn and know some of the most emblematic Jewish sites, history and life in Buenos Aires, by the hand of a local member of the community.

On this tour travelers learns about the first Jewish immigrants that settled in
Buenos Aires, right up to the present day.
We visit important places related to life of the Jewish community and its influence on the city.

Duration: 2.30 / 3 hours (depending on the time of walking of participants)
Frequency: Everyday.

This is a private walking tour, so the time can be adjusted to need of passengers.
We suggest from 9 to 12hs.

** English speaking guide, member of the local Jewish Community.
* Also hebrew speaking guides (to check availability on dates)

Starting point: Corrientes and Pasteur. Subway Station.
Finish point: Colon Theatre.

Places visited:
* “Once” Jewish neighborhood
* Pasteur Subway station
* Pasteur street
* Beit Chabad in Uriburu street
* Hebraica JCC
* AMIA from outside
* Sephardy Synagogue
* Paso great Synagogue
* Monument Memoria Activa
* Libertad Synagogue
* Jewish Museum (Pay the entrance fee at the moment: USD 10.-). 40 minutes’ visit.
* Embassy Square

** We ask, at least, 3 days in advance to book the day of the tour.

1 passenger: USD 120.-
2 passengers: USD 85.- each one
3 passengers: USD 80.- each one
4 passengers: USD 75.- each one
5 passengers: USD 70.- each one
More than 6 passengers: USD 65.- each one
Groups up to 12 participants.

** It is paid in advance.

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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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Paso Great Temple

Paso Great Temple

Paso Great Temple was founded in 1930 and is one of the oldest synagogues in Argentina. Russian and Polish immigrants founded the Talmud Torah Harishon (for the initial study of sacred texts) in 1894. It was the first institute of Jew...

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 ...

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.