Jewish Buenos Aires Tour
Jewish Buenos Aires Tour
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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Margo F
Prague, Czech Republic7 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Rabbi Ernesto Yattah took us on a wonderful tour of Jewish Buenos Aires that included a history lesson of how Buenos Aires came to be and how the Jews immigrated here and became a part of the development of this beautiful city. His breath of knowledge was most impressive. He speaks excellent English and organizes the tour in chronological order of the development of the city. We saw all the many important sites beginning with the founding square, the government buildings and then the Synagogue and Holocaust Museum. The six hour tour which is the one we took included a steak lunch at the Kosher restaurant in the Jewish part of the city. I recommend Ernesto and his tour for everyone visiting Buenos Aires!
Written 10 February 2024
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Karenru316
Baltimore, MD14 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was an amazing tour. Rabbi Ernesto Yattah is warm and personable, makes you feel like you are part of his "family," but also a student. His knowledge of the history of Argentina and the role that Jewish people have played in that history is remarkable. Ernesto had lived in the US, but decided to return to his beloved home country. The tour covered so much! We visited Plaza de Mayo (with many sites including the Pink Palace of Evita fame and the Metropolitan Cathedral), The Synagogue of Paso Street and the Jewish Museum, and the site of the terrorist attack of July 18, 1994 . We had lunch at a delightful Kosher restaurant in a neighborhood reminiscent of the Lower East Side. During the tour, we were always comfortable. Rabbi Yattah had his taxi driver available when we needed to be driven and gave us frequent opportunities to sit and rest. If you are going to Buenos Aires (a lovely city), and are interested in Jewish history as well as Argentinian history, you must take this tour if it is available!
Written 7 February 2024
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Leonard R
Miami, FL7 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Our first day out in Buenos Aires and we started with Ernesto's tour. It was a great decision. Ernesto is fantastic! He is well educated not only in Jewish history in Argentina but Argentinian history as well. We visited all of the important sites and learned a lot that served us well for the rest of our time in Buenos Aires. Thank you very much Ernesto!
Written 21 January 2024
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David
7 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We did a family tour of Jewish Buenos Aires with Ernesto Yattah on December 26 2023.The tour was fascinating, informative and most enjoyable. Ernesto was the consummate tour guide bringing his in- depth knowledge of BA and its history and weaving the Jewish history into that of Argentina and of BA itself. He was patient, answered our questions and we spent a most enjoyable 6 hours with him.
Written 4 January 2024
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Aaron R
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Dec 2023 • Family
How can we contact you Ernesto? My number is +1 3059753976. We want to schedule a tour ideally tomorrow - Wednesday. Thank you!
Written 26 December 2023
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Susanxm
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was an incredible tour. I learned so much about Buenos Aires/Argentina in general as well as the history of the Jewish people in Argentina. Ernesto was so knowledgeable and funny and warm. I strongly recommend this tour!
Written 18 October 2023
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derecheretz
Houston11 contributions
Jul 2023
Discovering the treasures, historical gems and secrets of Buenos Aires with Ernesto was a rare experience. Ernesto is super knowledgeable about so many subjects, and he easily weaves history, literature, religion, architecture and personal accounts during his tour. The life of Jewish people in Argentina and, specifically, in Buenos Aires came alive. It was a privilege to learn so much in a relaxed and joyful way.
Ernesto speaks several languages fluently, and his English is rich and eloquent. One can tell how passionate he is about the Jewish sites; history of Buenos Aires and he makes sure that everyone has a great time. Do not leave Buenos Aires without exploring it with Ernesto!
Written 7 August 2023
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A F
3 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We found Ërnesto searching google. This ended up being the best tour we ever took. To this day I’m still thinking about this excursion. He was knowledgeable and made the excursion very enjoyable. He is the guy you want. Anyone that I hear of travelling to Buenos Aires will be given his contact from me. He set up a Tango shown and made some other recommendations after the tour ended. It turned out to be a 10 out of 10. Take all his recommendations. He had a driver take us around in a van. It was seamless. This guy is the best hands down. So happy I stumbled upon him while searching online.

Adam and Lana
Written 7 April 2023
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DosDudesMomLA
Los Angeles, CA24 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
I can’t state it better than the prior reviewers have already done so eloquently: what a unique and personal 6 hour tour of Jewish Buenos Aires my husband and I spent with the interesting, brilliant and warm Rabbi Ernesto Yattah.

Ernesto is an engaging teacher (the literal definition of “rabbi”) and the sheer volume of history he presented took us a couple of days to process. He provides a deep dive into the history of Argentina and Buenos Aires, how the early Jewish immigrants wove into that history, and the experiences of generations of his family in Buenos Aires.

We were lucky that it was just the two of us with Ernesto and his driver Hector on a recent Friday. Alas, some of the sights are closed in Friday but it did not diminish the quality of the experience.

If you’re not a meat eater, you may want to let Ernesto know in advance, as we were taken to lunch at the well known kosher steakhouse ‘Al Galope’ in the Once neighborhood.

Well worth the time and cost for such a high quality, memorable and unique the experience!
Written 18 March 2023
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john k
1 contribution
Feb 2023
I recently had the good fortune to take a very intimate tour of Jewish Buenos Aires, with a very distinguished, articulate, and highly knowledgeable Argentinian Rabbi.
Ernesto picked us up at our hotel and took us to Plaza de Mayo, the location of the Pink House (our White House), and the balcony location for Evita's speeches in the '40's and 50's. We then walked to the Metropolitan Cathedral- Pope Francis' prior assignment before becoming Pope. Thanks to Ernesto, we arrived in time to see the Changing of the Guard. I was touched to see that the Pope's predecessor had established a Memorial to Our Jewish Brothers- within the Cathedral! We saw several other sites in this area before going to the Jewish sector (similar to NYC's lower east side). In addition to great conversation, we enjoyed a kosher steak lunch and all the trimmings. We continued to the Holocaust Museum and the Jewish Museum. Finally, Ernesto dropped us off at our hotel. If you're a history buff and want to pick the mind of an Argentine expert, Ernesto's a perfect fit...
Written 3 March 2023
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