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Historical Jewish Tour in Mexico City


By this tour, travelers can learn and know how it was started and how is developed the Jewish community life in Mexico.

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.

Jewish immigrants arrived in Mexico in the early twentieth century and settled in what is now known as the Historic Center.

Its streets recreated old traditions: they opened grocery stores, European bakeries, kosher butchers, in their neighborhoods (villas) lived, studied, using their rooms to organize prayers, tailors workshops created and met the Mexican traditions.

With this city tour we visit the places where Jewish life was the early twentieth century, different neighborhoods and we enter to know two of the oldest synagogues in Mexico.

Places visited:
* The Loreto Park where the immigrants met, there the history about immigration is known.
* The Monte Sinai synagogue, the first in Mexico.
* The streets of the "Old Merced" to see places where the daily life of the Jews was: Jesus Maria, Soledad, Moneda, Loreto, etc., where was the Yavne school, the first butchers, grocery stores, bakeries, workshops, places of prayer, of meeting, the matzah factory, the mohel house, the first rabbi, the cook, the teacher, the midwife, who gave him merchandise to sell ... none of this exists but there are photos and testimonies.
* Then they go to a neighborhood (conventillo) to know stories of the Jewish life that happened there (Interior visit)
* Tour ends at the Ashkenazi Synagogue.

It is a walking tour.
Duration: 2 hours.

The visit starts at a meeting point: The Plaza de Santo Domingo
* The history of the Plaza Santo Domingo is known where the Inquisition was,
* A walking tour of the neighborhood of Jewish immigrants,
* It is known the place where the first Jewish college, the "Israeli School"
* Visit a market that has significant murals and where there is a theater where "Idish Theater" was made.
* Then continue the same tour as the 2-hour tour.

** Please know, we also offer a Jewish Community Tour, to learn about, the current Jewish life in the city of Mexico, and visiting some of the most significant institutions.
More information in this link.

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

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* Bilingual guide (Spanish / English) - A member of the local Jewish community, specialist in the history of the Jewish community.
* Entry to the sites visited
* Walking Tour.
* The tour begins at a meeting point we confirm to passenger at the time of booking.

Not include:
* The donations to institutions visited, are defined by passengers
* If you take a taxi, the cost will be paid by passengers at the time of the tour.

The tour begins at a meeting point we confirm to passenger at the time of booking.

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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, Veracru, Cancún, 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 1,964,375 km 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.

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.

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 Spanish lives in Mexico with numerous indigenous languages officially recognized as citizens by the Mexican State.

The currency is the Mexican Peso ( MXN)