Jewish tour in Buenos Aires
This tour is not only about visiting meaningful sites, but more about learning and diving into the History of the Jewish immigration to Argentina, deeply exploring the tragic episodes that dramatically changed the community and celebrating the active dynamic life of the Argentinean Jewish Community as it is today.
Did you know...?
- Argentina has the largest Jewish Community in Latin America
- In Buenos Aires, there is a Kosher McDonald’s
- Police stations located in the traditionally Jewish neighborhoods of Buenos Aires have their signs written in hebrew
During the itinerary, we will visit the Memorial of the Israeli Embassy, attacked in 1992.
Then, we will visit the traditional Jewish neighborhood of "ONCE" (pronounced OWN-SAY). There, we will take a guided tour to AMIA (Mutual Association Israelite Argentina – Jewish Community Center). AMIA is an umbrella organization that started in 1894 as a burial society and later evolved into an institution that deals with every aspect of the community such as Jewish education, employment, culture care of the elderly, etc.
In 1994, while celebrating the centennial of its founding, the AMIA suffered a terrorist attack that left a painful balance of 85 victims.
We will also go to the subway station Pasteur-AMIA, recently renewed with a permanent art exhibition aimed to not only pay tribute to the victims of the attack but keep the awareness among the young of the tragic event that happened just a few blocks away when they were toddlers.
Then, we will visit the Great Temple of Paso St. (Ashkenazi; built in 1929).
Last but not least, we will see the synagogue of the first Jewish congregation of Argentina, (Israelite Congregation of the Argentinean Republic) the so called Libertad Temple, now a public building which is next to the Jewish Museum of Buenos Aires. As visitors can enter both the synagogue and Museum without an authorized guide (unlike most the other sites included in the itinerary), we offer this visit as an optional that can be added upon request.
This itinerary is subject to change according the availability of the synagogues and institutions.
If you have a particular interest, we will do our best to please you!