Explore Jewish Communities around the world

Travel with us every Thursday and discover different Jewish stories

We invite you to get on our Hot Air Zoom Balloon to meet, every Thursday, Jewish guides who live around the world who will tell you first-hand the history and current activities of their communities.

When: Every Thursday in January
Time: See below
Duration: 60 minutes

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Every month, we will be flying to 4 countries in different regions. Join us!

JANUARY: SOUTH AMERICA

CHILE

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One hundred years ago, the Chilean Jewish story began with communities in Temuco and Valparaíso, but currently the largest population is in Santiago de Chile. During this “Virtual Tour,” Edith & Oscar will talk about how and when Jews came to this country, while visiting some of the most emblematic Jewish institutions in the city. We will see the 5th Fire Company “Bomba Israel”, a Jewish organization that provides a fundamental service to Chilean society.

This tour has been organized with the collaboration of Turismo Judaico.

BRAZIL

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The Jewish history in Brazil began when Sephardic Jews arrived under Portuguese and Dutch colonial rule…, and in Recife specifically, the FIRST synagogue was built in the Americas! It’s name is “Kahal Zur Israel”, and it was recovered in the year 2000. In this talk Marcos will introduce participants to Brazil, starting in the colonial times and arriving to its current history. Through this “virtual tour”, participants will learn and visit the landmark Jewish sites and cultural traditions.

This tour has been organized with the collaboration of Turismo Judaico.

URUGUAY

JANUARY 21ST

4 PM EST

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By the hand of Shai, a local member, participants will learn about the most iconic sites of Montevideo, discovering hidden treasures of Jewish heritage. Uruguay has a population close to 16.000 Jews, mostly located in Montevideo. The virtual Jewish Tour of Uruguay offers a journey into the past and present of the vibrant Jewish Community of Uruguay. Participants will learn about the most iconic sites of Montevideo, discovering hidden treasures of Jewish heritage.

This tour has been organized with the collaboration of Turismo Judaico.

PERU

JANUARY 28TH

4 PM EST

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By this virtual Jewish Tour, participants will learn about the Jewish heritage in Peru meeting one of its local members, Elizabeth, who is very active in the Jewish Community.. The origins of the Jewish presence in Peru date back to the arrival of the Spanish Conquerors, these were Sephardim from the Iberian Peninsula but the current community is mainly founded by Jews that arrived earlier XX century. Nowadays the Jewish community of Peru has approximately 3,000 members.

This tour has been organized with the collaboration of Turismo Judaico.

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Please check your local time at the start of the next tour this Thursday.

Pacific Standard Time (LA): 1 PM

Mountain Standard Time (Denver): 2 PM

Central Standard Time (Chicago): 3 PM

Eastern Standard Time (New York): 4 PM

Argentina Time: 6 PM

British Standard Time: 9 PM

Central European Time: 10 PM

Israel Standard Time: 11 PM

FEBRUARY: ASIA

INDONESIA

FEBRUARY 4TH

6 PM EST

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My name is Benny Meijer Verbrugge. My father was an Indonesian Moslem, a descendant of the royal Javanese prince, while my mom was a daughter of a Jewish commander from a Dutch military base in Borneo. Together with twenty Dutch, German, French and Morocco Jewish descendants in Indonesia, we founded the United Indonesian Jewish Community (UIJC) in 2010. The local community has 138 certified jews scattered in 7-8 areas of Indonesia and I am looking forward to sharing more of our story with you!

CHINA

FEBRUARY 11TH

6 PM EST

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Yael Farjun is originally from Israel and has been living in Shanghai since 2010. We have 5 different jewish communities in Shanghai, an obvious for a population of about 1500 Jews in total in a 25 million person city. The active synagogues are not formally recognized as Judaism isn’t a recognized religion in China. That being said, the community in its variety of forms has existed for about 20 years now. Shanghai has a long local historical connection though China has an even longer Jewish history spanning all the way back to the 10th century. Can’t wait to share the past, present and future of China’s Jewish history with all of you!

TAIWAN

FEBRUARY 18TH

6 PM EST

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Leon is an artist who also co-leads the Taiwan Jewish Community together with the 102-year-old Rabbi Einhorn. The community, which began in 1955 on a military base and is now deeply rooted in the life of the island, may be one of the world’s only shuls unaffected by the pandemic! In fact, our Chanukah gathering of 200 may have been the world’s largest (legal) celebration. Leon’s art is a powerful form of storytelling and much of his latest work, including ‘dream-scapes’ and a haggadah, is a journey into the exciting revival of Jewish life in his current corner of Asia.

SOUTH KOREA

FEBRUARY 25TH

6 PM EST

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My name is Anna and I have lived in Korea for over 10 years. I am the co-founder of Hakehillah Korea which is the only progressive Jewish community in Seoul. Jews have been residing in Korea since the 1950s, mostly as soldiers at first, but only over the past 20 years or so as civilians. We are truly the first generation to make real Jewish history in Korea. We are a very small community with no rabbi, building, or funds – so how do we make it work, and how on earth have we grown over the years? Excited to share about our dynamic community with you all in February.

MARCH: SEFARAD (SPAIN & PORTUGAL) LIVE WALKING TOURS

LISBON

MARCH 4TH

12 NOON EST

SEVILLA

MARCH 11TH

12 NOON EST

GIRONA

MARCH 18TH

12 NOON EST

TOLEDO

MARCH 25TH

12 NOON EST

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Cost Sessions Save
Individual Session 18 € 1
Monthly Series 54 € 4 25%
Complete Package 108 € 12 50%

If you join us from the US, your credit card will convert the amount into USD automatically.
Approximately 18 euros equals 22 USD, 54 euros equals 66 USD and 108 euros equals 132 USD.

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