Brazil

Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo

 
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Jewish Tour Rio de Janeiro

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. 

Discovering, experiencing, reflection and debate, through the path of a circuit Jewish city tour of Rio de Janeiro on various aspects related to Jewish history and culture of the city, its community and its leading personalities and interaction between this diasporic community, Brazil and the State of Israel and Zionism. 

The Jewish presence in Rio de Janeiro: 
The second largest Jewish community in Brazil began to form in the mid-nineteenth century. With the proclamation of independence in 1822 and the relative religious freedom established by the Constitution of 1824, he took home the arrival of Jews to the then capital of the country. 
Before that period, between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, there was a significant presence of New Christians in Rio de Janeiro, as well as persecution by the Inquisition. 

In the early twentieth century, a period of intense institutional and community development all starts, leaving an indelible mark on the city center and in the memory of the thousands of Jews who lived in the vicinity of the Praca Onze, which in addition to hosting immigrants of Jewish origin, it is considered the birthplace of samba and is one of the inescapable references of the "Little Africa." 


What are we going to visit on this Jewish City Tour? 
During the tour, travelers will visit and know the places, streets, buildings, landscapes, the great history of politics, society and power, and small stories of people who were and are protagonists of the Jewish experience in Rio de Janeiro. 

Two tour options: 
1 A Tour with a historical perspective on Jewish immigration to Brazil and the relationship of the Jews with the Brazilian state. 
2- A Tour to learn about the current Jewish life in the city of Rio de Janeiro

In the Historical tour the places to visit are: 
* The viewpoint "Mirante de Pasmado", where is the Yitzhak Rabin monument and starting the tour telling about the Jewish community in the city. 
* Itzhak Rabin Park, opened by Lea, his wife, with spectacular views of the beach of Botafogo and Sugar Loaf. 
* Ari Synagogue Ari (in Botafogo) 
* Pra�a Mau�: Always cosmopolitan, Mau� Square has many symbolic events that mark the history of the Marvelous City progress. Some stories about slavery and
* Walking. 1.5 km. in Av. Rio Branco: Knowing some historical stories about the Jewish inmigration in the city, and stories from peolpe like Stern, Wallerstein, history of Polish women, 
* Pra�a XV: Antonio Da Silva history, Inquisition, Don pedro II who spoke hebrew, 
* Great Temple of Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful building from 1932: visiting the synagofue and also learning about the history of Pra�a Onze, samba, the Jewish life, 
* Lapa: the arches, Oswaldo Aranha restaurant. 

In the Community tour the places to visit are (some for inside, and some for outside): 
* The viewpoint "Mirante de Pasmado", where is the Yitzhak Rabin monument and starting the tour telling about the Jewish community in the city. 
* Itzhak Rabin Park, opened by Lea, his wife, with spectacular views of the beach of Botafogo and Sugar Loaf. 
* Ari Synagogue Ari (in Botafogo) 
* Great Temple of Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful building from 1932. 
* Safra Synagogue. 
* Club Hebraica
* Eliezer School
* The Synagogue Shel Gmelut Hassadim (in Judeo-Spanish Sephardic rite), which has received the visit of Emperor Dom Pedro II, located in Botafogo. 
* Chabad Lubavitch Synagogue and Cultural Center Midrash (in Leblon). 
* Club Israelita Brasileiro and the Synagogue Beth El

Clarification for both tours: the entrance to institutions (synagogues, schools, etc.) is subject to availability and institutional confirmation. 

Other optional places to visit include: 
* The Chaim Weitzman square, a public school called Anne Frank and the neighborhood of Catete, an old Jewish quarter. 
* The Jewish Museum
* In Copacabana visit the Club Israelita Brasileiro and the Synagogue Beth El. 

Note: synagogues and sites visited will vary according to customer request and / or availability of the institution. 

Frequency: Every day except Saturday. 
Duration: 4 hours. In the morning or afternoon. 

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

SPECIAL PROMO: 5% off from the total, when booking Jewish tours in more than one city. 

PROMO PRICE: USD $140.- per person ((indiv. price for a tour for 2 or 3 passengers) 
For 4 to 6 passengers: USD $130.- per person
For 7 to 10 passengers: USD $110.- per person
Only one passenger: USD $240.- 

** It is paid in advance. 
ASK FOR PRICES FOR ANOTHER NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

Includes: Bilingual guide and transportation. 
Pick up and drop off from passengers hotels or cruise port. 

Not included: Food and Tzedakah in Jewish sites. 

 
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Jewish Tour Sao Paulo

Take a comprehensive tour of the city to discover the main Jewish sites in the city of Sao Paulo. Visitors will get a chance to discover the history and Jewish life of this vibrant community. 

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. 

Places to visit: 
* Clube Hebraica Sao Paulo
* Unibes Cultural Center
* Higienopolis - todays Jewish Quarter
* Bom Retiro - the oldest Jewish Quarter
* Kehilat Israel Synagogue, the oldest in the city (called Synagogue da Graga) 
* Memorial Jewish inmigration
* CIP Synagogue

Duration: 4 hours
Monday through Friday: Entering to institutions. 
Saturday and Sunday: The entrance to institutions are subject to confirmation. 

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

** The itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to the needs and interests of passengers. 
** The sites visited can be modified according to availability and authorization of institutions. 

SPECIAL PROMO: 5% off from the total, when booking Jewish tours in more than one city. 

PROMO PRICE: USD $130.- per person ((indiv. price for a tour for 2 or 3 passengers) 
For 4 to 6 passengers: USD $115.- per person
For 7 to 10 passengers: USD $100.- per person
Only one passenger: USD $230.- 

** It is paid in advance. 
ASK FOR PRICES FOR ANOTHER NUMBER OF PASSENGERS


Includes: Bilingual guide, entrance fees to sites visited and transportation during the tour. Pick up and drop off passengers to the hotel. 

Not include meals and tzedakah (donations) in Jewish sites.