Virtual Walking Tour: The Jewish Community of Buenos Aires


Wednesday September 28

Time (Eastern Time)

11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Buenos Aires is home to what was once the most important Jewish community in South America. Join our guide, Mariana, virtually in Houssay square, two blocks away from the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA). Here, we'll talk about how the community arrived in this neighborhood and introduce the tragic attacks on AMIA by showcasing some fantastic murals that pay homage to the victims and the community. Then, we'll set off to explore the many memorials and synagogues that surround the area. As we walk into the garment district of Buenos Aires, we'll talk about parallels between Buenos Aires and New York City, including the local Jewish deli. Did you know potato knishes are round in Argentina?