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Jewish Buenos Aires Tour

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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About Jewish Buenos Aires Tour
In this tour of Jewish BA we will visit the various sites of the Jewish community: the oldest synagogue in Buenos Aires, founded in 1862; the site of the Israeli embassy, bombed in 1992; the AMIA (Jewish Federation), bombed in 1994; the neighborhood of Once (the BA version of the Lower East side), including entry to an Ashkenazic and a Sephardic synagogue.Among the many topics we cover during the tour are: Sephardic Portuguese Crypto-Jews in Colonial Buenos Aires, Eastern European Jewish immigration to Argentina in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; the Jewish Gauchos of the Pampas; anti-Semitism in Argentina; Perón, Evita and their relationship with Germany, Nazi criminals and the Jewish people; the hunting of Eichmann; Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Judaism; Yiddish in BA; the two terrorist attacks in 1992 and 1994; the crisis of 2001 and 2002; the Argentine Jewish community and Israel; current issues and challenges in the community. . . and much much more! For more information, personalized itineraries and options and prices, please contact Ernesto directly.
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This is the Classic Tour of Jewish Buenos Aires, par excellence, most acclaimed for the last ten years by visitors to Buenos Aires. Reviews on TripAdvisor reveal that this is much more than a tour, it is an experience you will never forget in your life and you will cherish deeply and share with family and friends.
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Naomi and Shmuel, Vancouver, Canada wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions1 helpful vote
The best tour guide I have ever encountered. Ernesto brings history to life with his passion, knowledge and story telling. You will learn about the history of the country, the culture, the people…from the very beginning to present day Jewish community. Where do the Jews fit into the history and growth of the country and what is the community today? Anything you ever wanted to know about Argentina and then so much more – this is the only tour you need consider!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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susiebEdmonton wrote a review Mar 2020
Edmonton, Canada19 contributions
We took this tour prior to boarding our cruise ship in February. Ernesto gave us such a detailed explanation of the history of Jews in Argentina. It was very interesting, although a lot of information to process. We visited several locations in the city and he skillfully wove the general and Jewish history together. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Nomad318325 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Booked this pre-cruise tour of Buenos Aires for my wife and I. Although the tour had a specific start point, as we were staying at a hotel in Palermo Hollywood, Rabbi Yattah picked us up and returned us to the hotel at the end of the tour, which was a big plus in my view. The tour was a full day tour, with detailed information imparted about the migration of Jews from Europe to avoid the consequences of the Spanish Inquisition and their dispersal throughout the Western Hemisphere. Rabbi Ernesto was engaging and had a deep and extensive knowledge of societal developments in Argentina to the present. We loved this tour. We stopped for a kosher lunch and at the end of the tour we stopped at a hotel for a chat with other tour participants. Rabbi Yattah took all of our questions and answered them fully. I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in Jewish Buenos Aires. While it may appear to be expensive, given the small size of the group, a van, driver and guide, it is good value for what is offered.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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nyc3kids123 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York103 contributions69 helpful votes
Our family of five was on this tour in January with six other people plus our guide (Rabbi Ernesto Yattah) and a driver. We were picked up at our hotel in a very comfortable van. The tour is very interesting and well researched. Just like another reviewer, I wasn't sure going into it if my teens would like it, but they all thought it was excellent. Pleasing teens on a six hour tour is a major accomplishment! Rabbi Yattah is very pleasant and he has clearly spent a great deal of time creating, researching, and honing this tour. This is one of the best tours I have been on, anywhere. Rabbi Yattah spoke about the history of Argentina as well as Jewish history, so this is a good tour to take at the beginning of your trip as an introduction to Buenos Aires and Argentina. You will spend some time in the Plaza de Mayo, which is where the Perons spoke to the people from the balcony of the presidential mansion. We took the tour on the last day of our trip since we didn't visit Buenos Aires until the end -- just fit it in whenever you can, it's worth it!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sd Of Dc wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia51 contributions32 helpful votes
My daughter and I really enjoyed our tour with Ernesto. It was a bit of a splurge but was a highlight of our trip. Very engaging and a lot of interesting historical information. Highly recommend if you have any interest in the Jewish history of Argentina.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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