Jewish Tour in Rio de Janeiro

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The Jewish history in Brazil dates back to the time of the voyages of Columbus, Gaspar da Gama, a Jew by birth, accompanied Portuguese admiral Pedro Alvares Cabral when he landed in what is now Brazil in 1500, beginning a more than 500-year presence in the New World.  Enjoy a group tour to see the Jewish influence in Rio de Janeiro and learn about the Jewish presence in the city, besides visiting the main Jewish landmarks.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Guided Tour In Rio

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Leblon Beach

Leblon is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Rio, and accommodation here comes at a price.Is where you see Beit Lubavitch Synagogue and Midrash Cultural center

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Ipanema Beach

Ipanema beach is bordered by Arpoador Beach on one end and Leblon Beach on the other end. This beach is considered one of the main centers of activity for the city of Rio. One of the most expensive places to live, the neighborhood is full of wealthy residents.

Pass By: Copacabana Beach

Is one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the world. The atmosphere is very vibrant and the people are colorful and fun loving. Is where we have the CIB - Jewish Community Center

Stop At: Botafogo Beach

When you visit Botafogo beach, you'll be rewarded with a picture postcard view of Rio de Janeiro. Botafogo where is a municipal school named after Anne Frank. This school is part one a Network of Schools Anne Frank, the CONIB with other organizations selected to give them that name in her honor. The project aims to promote the values represented by Anne Frank, taking public schools in Brazil as a production and dissemination of a culture of peace, respect for diversity and human rights. We have also teh A.R.I. Synagogue to visit in this area.Founded in 1942, the ARI - Israel's Religious Association of Progressive Judaism's in Rio de Janeiro, is affiliated to the World Union for Progressive Judaism - WUPJ. The Jewish Religious Association of Rio de Janeiro raised the "Rabbi Henry Lemle" Community Center which opened in 1997, with classrooms, library, auditorium, reception, administrative offices, and the synagogue "Henrique Peres" with up to 150 people, and the Center for Reference and Research on the Holocaust Zinner Family.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Botafogo Bay

Itzhak Rabin Park, in Botafogo, is named by the ex president of Israel after its attack and was inaugurated by Leah, his wife. The park is located on top of Morro de Pasmado, very accessible viewpoint from where travelers can see the bay of Botafogo and Urca Bay. In the middle of the park there is a bust of Itzhak Rabin, which represents the relationship of the Brazilian state with the state of Israel.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Museu Judaico do Rio de Janeiro

The Jewish Museum of Rio de Janeiro, founded in 1977 after the donation of a menorah (a seven-branched candelabrum and one of the main symbols of Judaism) is a dynamic cultural center, integrated into life in the city through activities structured towards the dual objective of preserving memory and promoting Jewish culture. It runs regular exhibits on the history of the Jewish community in Rio and Jewish traditions in its religious, cultural and historical aspects. Its activities take place in the Museum's facilities as well as in other organizations. It promotes academic research in matters related to migration and it organizes annual competitions for students. It also includes a Study Center that conducts research on migration and the Holocaust, a video archive with over a thousand films and a library.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Grande Templo Israelita

Type: Ashkenazi. The Great Temple of Israel is the Jewish Community of Rio de Janeiro's largest monument and a part of the history of the Yishuv and the city. In the past, it served as a point of reference for Jews in Rio de Janeiro. Construsted according to an eclectic style, with elements of Hebrew origin and classical architecture. The design was elaborated in 1919 by an architect named Vodred. The temple opened in 1932. The mosaics were made in 1976 by artist Humberto Cozzo. It collapsed in 1987 and is currently open only during the High Holidays, special events and tourist visits.

Duration: 30 minutes
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