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Jewish City Tour in Lima


A fascinating Jewish City Tour visiting Jewish places in Lima and showing the history and Jewish life of that community.
Through this tour travelers can learn how community life was born and developed in Peru.
The intention of the tour is to visit (from outside and inside) some institutions and places, knowing about the history and the Jewish community life in Lima.

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.

Some Jewish places visited during the tour:
- The Jewish Museum
- Leon Pinelo Jewish School, (depending on date and time)
- Different Synagogues as: The Sefaradi Synagogue, Sharon Synagogue, Chabad Synagogue.
- The Itzjak Rabin Park.

Other optional jewish places can be added for the tour:
- The Bikur Holim (nursing home)
- The Jewish Cemetery
- Hebraica Sport Club

Duration: 4 hours tour
From monday to friday. On Saturdays and Sundays this tour is not performed.

** 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.

- English-Spanish and Hebrew speaking guides
- Specialized and Jewish guides
- Pick up from hotel (San Isidro or Miraflores, for others places other rates)
- The tour finish in the hotel or in Larco-Mar Shopping.
** Pick up and drop off from cruise port with extra cost

Not included:
- Tzedakah in Jewish sites
- Luch of Jewish food is optional
- Ask for rates for picking up from hotels in another districts.

++ To enter the institutions/synagogues is essential to send a copy of the passport one week before. (income is subject approval of the institution)

++ Clarification: due to security measures, all passengers must complete, at least one week before the reserved date, an online form with full details of travelers. Admission to institutions subject to the approval of community safety staff. Failure to enter, the tour will be all from outside instiutions telling about the history of the Jewish community in Lima.

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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

Yitzhak Rabin Park

Yitzhak Rabin Park

The Yitzhak Rabin Park was inaugurated in 1998 in homage to the disappeared Israeli leader and Nobel Peace Prize 1994. In the park you can find a plaque with the biography of Yitzhak Rabin and a monument to his face. This monument and...

Leon Pinelo School

Leon Pinelo School

It is the only Jewish school in Peru, belonging to the Jewish Association of Peru. It serves initial and secondary education, primary to the children of its members, covering children between 2 and 17 years. It began operations in 1946 a...

Club Hebraica Peru

Club Hebraica Peru

Club Hebraica is a Peruvian club founded in 1956. It is a non-profit association which fundamentally strives towards the union and integration of Jews in Peru by promoting and mantaining traditions, especially among the younger generati...

1870 Synagogue  Religious Association

1870 Synagogue Religious Association

The origin of this synagogue dates back to the "1870 Israelite Welfare Society", founded in the 19th century by the first Jewish immigrants in the city. A new organization was born with the arrival of German immigrants since 1933. It ...

Callao Cemetery

Callao Cemetery

It is the oldest place that continues to own the Jewish Community. The community was organized by the need to devote land to bury the dead Jews. Before 1875, Jews were buried in a gentile cemetery in the British cemetery where were bu...

Sharon Synagogue - AshkenaI

Sharon Synagogue - AshkenaI

Sharon Synagogue of the Israelite Union of Peru. Orthodox Ashkenazi Kehila. Sepharad Nusach. The Israelite Union of Peru, non-profit organization founded in 1926, through its Kosher Food Department. Shabbat, Shajarit, Minja and Arvit...

Bikur Holim (nursing home)

Bikur Holim (nursing home)

The August 31 1940 was founded Bikur Holim - Chevra Kadisha. The Bikur Holim, is a nursing home that provides services in terms of quality of life for the elderly and needy people in the community. It offers 2 different types of se...

Chabad Lubavitch Peru

Chabad Lubavitch Peru

Rabbi Schneur Zalman Blumenfeld. The center includes: * Synagogue * Kosher Restaurant * Kosher bakery and other food products. Shabbat, Shajarit, Arvit and Minja services It has a mikveh for men and a mikveh for women.

Jewish Benevolent Society - Sefaradi

Jewish Benevolent Society - Sefaradi

Shabbat, Arvit, Shajarit and Minja services Orthodox Sephardi Service. For more information or contact please write to: unio[email protected]

History of Jewish immigration

In Peru , there have been Jews from Spanish Conquest.
At first, they had lived without restrictions because the Inquisition was not active at the beginning of the Viceroyalty of Peru. Then, with the advent of the Inquisition, the Jews began to be persecuted, and in some cases to be executed.

In the 1910s new Ashkenazim and Sephardim arrived Jews who congregate in the few remaining German Jews in the last century in their institutions, and using their graveyard.

In the 1920s continued the immigration of young mainly Ashkenazim, many of whom come to the provinces to develop trade credit. Soon the Sephardim of Ashkenazim are separated , forming the " Sephardic Jewish Charitable Society " (1920 ) and " Israeli Union of Peru " (1923 ) respectively.

In 1925 founded the " Zionist Organization of Peru."
The Germans were completed fully assimilate. The Jewish population at the end of the decade reached a thousand.

During World War II, Jews emigrated to Peru , especially Lima, escaping from the war

1950 is the decade of community prosperity. Jewish families are already stabilized economically, provincial Jews migrated to Lima in search of a Jewish social and educational environment for their children.

In this period many Jews acquire land and construct various Jewish institutions: acquisition of local society for 1870, Leon Pinelo school building and the synagogue of the Jewish Union for the acquisition of local Israeli Embassy and one for the Israelite Circle of Peru, construction of Hebraica Sport-Social Cultural Center, acquisition of premises for " Bikur Cholim Chevra Kadisha - " Aliyah Hatzioni transfer the property of the local old school, nursing home construction " Afilantis " and construction of the synagogue Mandel " Adat Israel ".

The Jewish population reached a maximum of about 6,000 people. Between 1950 and 1960 became a very prosperous community, then enter a process of reduction and decline.

In the 1970s begins the turning point of the Jewish community began its economic and demographic contraction following the military coup of General Velasco ( 1968-1980 ) affecting landowners , industry, and buildings.
Young Jews began to emigrate to study abroad , especially Israel and the U.S. Increase intermarriage and the first signs of anti-Semitism by the open attitude and pro-Palestinian anti-Zionist regime are presented. The Jewish population drops to 4,500 people at the end of the 70s.

Today, Peruvian Jews are less than 3,000, most of them lives in the capital, Lima, and represent a significant part of the economy and politics of Peru.
Out of Lima, there is only a more or less organized in Iquitos in the Amazon rainforest community.
In the last thirty years, an interesting and strange phenomenon has developed in Peru: the conversion to Judaism of several hundred Catholics indigenous Peruvians.

A little about the country

Peru is a country that is organized as a democratic republic with a multiparty political system structured on the principles of separation of powers and decentralization.

It is divided into 24 departments and the Constitutional Province of Callao.

It has a population of 28,220,764 inhabitants according to Census 2007 and covers an area of 1,285,215 km.

Contrary other equatorial countries, Peru doesn´t have an exclusively tropical climate, the influence of the Andes and the Humboldt Current attach great climatic diversity Peruvian territory.

It has a complex geography dominated mainly by the elevations of the Cordillera of the Andes and the Pacific currents, which configures climates and landscapes as widely varied as the desert coast, the highlands of the high Andes or the Amazon jungle.

Peru is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and major mineral resources.

The main and most widely spoken language is Spanish.

The official currency of Peru is the Nuevo Sol ( S /.)