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Tours by Frieda

Brooklyn, NY, USA
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About Tours by Frieda
Small group walking tours and food tours in Hasidic Brooklyn. Led by Frieda Vizel, award winning guide and former member of the Satmar sect. The tours take a warm and balanced approach to the community. There are bites of ethnic foods that only the most savvy tourists discover.
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Prebook this Hasidic Williamsburg tour in New York City, and explore the Hasidic area of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood with a guide so you don’t miss any of the details. Your guide grew up in the Hasidic Jewish community, and takes you to visit Williamsburg's Hasidic shops, eateries, synagogues, schools, and historical sites. Gain a better understanding of this religious group’s history, culture, and traditions—plus, sample traditional food along the way.
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DAT1230 wrote a review Sep 23
Evanston, Illinois3 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful, entertaining, unique and highly informative tour. Although we had read recent newspaper articles regarding Hasidic communities in New York, we came away from the tour with a much better understanding of Hasidic culture, life and history than we otherwise would have had. Having grown up in a Hasidic community, which she chose to leave, Frieda's understanding of Hasidic life is profound. Moreover, she is very intelligent, articulate and courageous, as well as an excellent and gracious communicator. We had an outstanding experience.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Kim A wrote a review Sep 22
melbourne, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Wonderful tour of the neighbourhood explaining the customs and lifestyle of the Hasidic community. Allowed us to feel comfortable and like we were learning, not just there to inappropriately gawk at this often misunderstood community. I feel that given that Frida was from the Community herself we could trust her guidance . She was very generous in being open to questions about her community and her story .
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allypally52 wrote a review Sep 15
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom383 contributions45 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Frieda and learnt so much about the Hasidic community from someone who has personal experience. In an age where there's so much intolerance it's always good to learn how other people live and we certainly did that on this tour as well as being treated to some delicious food (wish we'd missed our breakfast!) and meeting a great bunch of people as fellow tourers. We are now enjoying Frieda's blog and Youtube videos so she is the tour gift that keeps on giving!!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Response from Frieda V, Owner at Tours by Frieda
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I so enjoyed meeting you!
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Ann J wrote a review Jul 2022
La Jolla17 contributions2 helpful votes
A fascinating tour of the Hasidic culture by a former member, she chose to leave. What a courageous woman. Discovering this ultra-conservative world with an insider’s perspective was so enlightening. Frieda comments with a lot of respect, discernment and very nuanced feelings the world where she grew up. An incredibly enriching sharing and experience! We enjoyed the tasty bites and the very interesting conversation with others on our tour. We had people from South Africa, Ireland, Michigan, California and New Yorkers…from those very knowledgeable in Judaism to those who came with very little background. This tour is for all. I can’t stop talking about it with friends and family and highly recommend it!
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Date of experience: June 2022
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אורלי א wrote a review Jun 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel3 contributions
It was an excellent, interesting, emotional and wonderful tour. Frida is a great tour guide and because she grew in Williamsburg, the stories are so lively It is a must tour
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