What to expect:
Jewish Tour Rio de Janeiro, you will visit the main attractions of the Jewish heritage with an expert guide. 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. The tour begins with a visit to Itzhak Rabin Park, with privileged views over Botafogo beach and Sugar Loaf. Founded in 1942, the ARI – Israel’s Religious Association of Progressive Judaism in Rio de Janeiro, is affiliated with 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. A synagogue call “Henrique Peres” with up to 150 people, and the Center for Reference and Research on the Holocaust Zinner Family.
You will also see Chaim Weitzman Square, a public school named after Anne Frank. Then, you will head to 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. The Grand 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. Constructed according to an eclectic style, with elements of Hebrew origin and classical architecture. In Copacabana, you can see the “Clube Israelita Brasileiro” and Beth El Synagogue (external). In Leblon, you will see the Beit Lubavitch Synagogue and the Midrash Cultural Center (external). It’s also possible to book an internal visit to some Synagogues. Enjoy the Jewish Tour Rio de Janeiro.
Visits or stops: Park Yitzhak Rabin – Jewish Museum – Grand Temple- ARI , Synagogue – Shel Guemilut Hassadim Synagogue