Jewish Buenos Aires is as exciting as Buenos Aires itself! Home to the largest Jewish community in Latin America, there’s no end to the Jewish sites, services and a multi-cultural history here.
Alongside the first sailors who decided to name the city “good winds,” came Crypto Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition and Portuguese Jewish traders. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Jews from Eastern Europe fled in droves to the city, turning it into a Yiddish capital. Hear the story of Baron Hirsch who sponsored new immigrants by buying land and helping set up a Jewish colony. Visit the former garment district of Once often compared to New York’s “Lower East Side.” We will visit the district of Recoleta and its beautiful 1862 Ashkenazi Libertad Temple, and gain insight into the Sephardic community when we visit the Or Torah synagogue with its onion-shaped dome, built by Syrian Jews in the 1930s.
In Buenos Aires you can find the only Kosher McDonald’s outside of Israel, hear about the Jewish gauchos (cowboys), and learn about famous citizens like Laszlo Biro, inventor of the ballpoint pen, or the celebrity conductor Daniel Barenboim. With a sub-tropical climate and average temperatures of 28 °C (82 °F) Buenos Aires attracts over 2.5 million visitors a year. Come and join Milk & Honey Tours in an exciting, pluralistic city and feel the tango-spirit!