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Jewish Buenos Aires Tour

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Address: Avenida Santa Fe 1688 Piso 3, Buenos Aires C1060ABP, Argentina
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In this tour of Jewish BA we will visit the various sites of the Jewish...

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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A brilliant historian and storyteller.

After reading so many glowing reviews of Rabbi Ernesto Yattah, I figured if he only lived up to half of what was written about him it would be a wonderful Jewish tour of Buenos... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had to visit as a friend family were founder members. It is difficult to gain entry and you must have a drivers licence or proof of who you are . So near the opera house so perfect to do the 2 together. They have a great gift shop and interesting Museum and this finishes in the synagogue itself.

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading so many glowing reviews of Rabbi Ernesto Yattah, I figured if he only lived up to half of what was written about him it would be a wonderful Jewish tour of Buenos Aires. Well, he lived up to everything said, and more! He is a scholar, an historian, a raconteur. He weaves the the history of Jews of... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is absolutely a "must" tour for learning the history of Buenos Aires and particularly the Jewish history of Buenos Aires. We have traveled extensively and this tour stands out as one of the best we have ever been on. Rabbi Ernesto makes history come alive. He also arranged the evening Tango and wine tasting for us. We were picked... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The outstanding Jewish tour of Buenos Aires given by Rabbi Ernesto Yattah was both meaningful and memorable. It gave me and my husband a real feeling of connection with the Jews in Latin America. Rabbi Yattah speaks such fluent English that it was easy to understand him. He is warm and friendly and immediately made us feel comfortable. As we... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We had high expectations based on the Trip Advisor reviews and he did not disappoint! He had all of our attention for the entire tour. The stories he told of the history of Argentina and then weaving in the history of the Jews in Argentina really gave our trip to Argentina a completely different perspective. Highly recommended!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I'd highly recommend Ernesto to every Jewish visitor to Buenos Aires. Sensational story teller. 10/10

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This tour was honestly one of the best experiences during my 11 days in Argentina. Rabbi Ernesto is extremely knowledgeable, warm and friendly. While this is advertised as Jewish Buenos Aires - it's so much more. Ernesto tells you about the long history of Buenos Aires and Argentina in a way that's compelling and engaging and makes you want to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

If it were possible to give Ernesto a rating of 10 stars, I would gladly do so. The tour that I had with Ernesto today was the high point of my trip to Buenos Aires. Although the tour was booked as Jewish Buenos Aires, in addition to his rabbinic insights, Ernesto also shared his vast knowledge of the general history... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I came across Rabbi Ernesto on TripAdvisor. Usually Ernesto's tours are five hours. I mentioned to him that I only had maximum 3 hours available and that I wanted a walking tour in the old Jewish neighborhood, Once. Rabbi Ernesto shared with me his vast knowledge of "Jewish" Argentina. He is a true expert on the subject matter and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We met Rabbi Ernesto for the Jewish Tour on our last day in Buenos Aires after almost 2 weeks in the city. We were a bit worried because we had already done quite a few tours and thought maybe it would be repetitive ... it was not. Touring the city with Rabbi Ernesto is like having a private college professor... More 

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Characterised by the French-style mansions which are the legacy of its aristocratic past, Recoleta is the true “Paris of the South.” Walking around this neighbourhood is an experience like no other in Buenos Aires: its streets are lined with elegant apartment buildings, exclusive boutiques, and former mansions turned into high-end hotels and embassies, which exude an alluring air of sophistication and class. You'll also find a rich cultural scene centred on the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Library, and the Recoleta Cultural Center; as well as some great shopping spots, like the Buenos Aires Design Mall with an artists' fair set up in Plaza Francia every weekend.
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