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Israel Tour / I am Joining Torah Fund Discovery Trip Tour of Buenos Aires Led By Tour Fund Leadership February 25–March 6, 2019

I am Joining Torah Fund Discovery Trip Tour of Buenos Aires Led By Tour Fund Leadership February 25–March 6, 2019

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Some Highlights of the Tour: Meet with members of the Marshall T Meyer – Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano * Visit local Masorti schools and congregations. Experience a “Fiesta Gaucho”- Guacho show and BBQ. Shabbat with members of the local community. Tour the lush Tigre Delta * See a Tango show

Torah Fund Discovery Trip Tour of Buenos Aires

Led By Tour Fund Leadership

February 25–March 6, 2019

 

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Depart USA on our flight to Buenos Aries
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Marshall T Meyer (B,L) Arrival and reception at the Ezeiza International airport; transfer to Marshall T Meyer - Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano Latin American Seminary to have a reception and Brunch. Departure to the hotel for check in. In the afternoon we begin with the Colon Theatre guided tour: a cultural icon of Buenos Aires, this beautiful theatre is the largest in the southern hemisphere. It was constructed during 1889 and 1908 by Vittorio Meano. It was inaugurated with Guiseppe ́s Verdi ́s Aida. Third in size behind the opera houses of Paris and Vienna when inaugurated, it was voted as the best acoustics for opera before La Scala of Milan. Strauss, Toscanini, Stravinsky and Von Karajan conducted here, Callas, Caruso and Pavarotti sang here, as Nijinsky, Nureyev and Fontayne danced in this Mecca of the arts. Meeting with Mayor of Buenos Aires (TBC) – Transfer Back to the hotel. Rest of the day free, dinner on own. Ovenight: Hotel Kenton Buenos Aires
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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Historcal Jewish Day Tour (B,L,D) After breakfast, a tour of Jewish Buenos Aires led by Rabbi Ernesto Yattah, the Dean of our Rabbinical school and an expert guide with city overview by deluxe air-conditioned bus. Orientation City Tour: Plaza de Mayo, the birth-place of the City of Buenos Aires and the historical and political center of the country. Cabildo (the colonial House of Government) Metropolitan Cathedral (last pope's Church) with the only Memorial in honor of the victims of the Shoah inside of a Cathedral anywhere in the world. Casa Rosada–The Pink House, the official presidential residence and government headquarters. El Congreso-the Congress Building, impressive structure. El Obelisco- the Obelisk is a memorial monument that has historical facts related to the Argentine history engraved on each of its four faces. Visit to the historic Jewish neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. Next we visit AMIA - (Jewish Federation of Buenos Aires, founded in 1894, bombed by terrorists in 1994, including a Memorial by the renowned Israeli artist – Agam in honor of the 85 victims of the attack). The AMIA continues to serve as a center for a multitude of cultural and community events. Sephardic Synagogue of Lavalle Street, which was built in 1936. Once known as the Lower East Side of Buenos Aires, while not a particularly picturesque neighborhood, it is certainly a historic one for the local Jewish community. Lunch at a local kosher restaurant. Dinner at a local kosher restaurant (TBA) and Esquina Carlos Gardel. Enjoy of one of the best tango Galas in Buenos Aires. The venue used to be a theatre which has been refurbished. A live orchestra and over 10 dancers on stage will give you the best of the tango. Ovenight: Hotel Kenton Buenos Aires
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Visit to the Masorti Schools (B,L,D) Breakfast and visit to Masorti Schools and congregations (Weitzman, Lamroth Hakol, Natan Gezang, Beit Hilel, etc). Lunch in one
of the Masorti School in afternoon, we will visit Marshall T Meyer–Seminario Rabínico Latinoamericano Latin American Seminary founded in 1962 by Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer z"l. It is the academic, cultural and religious center of the Jewish Conservative Movement (Masorti) in Argentina and Latin America. The main objective of this Seminary is to train and ordain rabbis to spread and perpetuate the Jewish religion in Latin American communities. Since its foundation, 110 rabbis have graduated, including 8 women. They all perform their duties in different communities of Argentina, USA, Israel and many other countries around the world. Visit to Shoa Museum at the building of the Seminario. Meeting with Argentina's President or Vice president at the Casa Rosada (TBC). Overnight: Hotel Kenton Buenos Aires
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Friday, March 1, 2019

Tigre & Delta Tour/Kabbalat Shabbat (B,L,D) Breakfast in the morning, then replace the bustle of Buenos Aires with the green countryside of the Tigre Delta! A popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires locals, the delta offers lush scenery, a relaxing atmosphere, boat rides and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Discover what lies outside of Buenos Aires. Meeting with the Mayor of Tigre. Lunch with a Kosher meal. Transfer to the Hotel in Belgrano neighborhood for Shabbat. Check In and get ready for Shabbat. Kabbalat Shabbat at Masortí Sinagogue– Dinner (TBA). Overnight: Ker Belgrano Hotel–Belgrano
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Shabbat, March 2, 2019

Buenos Aires (B,L,D) After breakfast, Shabbat Services. Shabbat lunch with members of the Jewish community at the Masorti Synagogue. Afternoon at leisure. Havdallah and dinner at Masorti Synagogue. Transfer back to Hotel Kenton Buenos Aires. Overnight: Hotel Kenton Buenos Aires
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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Buenos Aires (B,L,D) Begin the day with a tour of Recoleta – it is an area of great historical and architectural interest, principally because the Recoleta Cemetery is located there. Visit the tomb of Evita Peron. It is also an important tourist destination and cultural center of the city. Considered one of the more affluent neighborhoods, and the cost per square meter of real estate is one of the highest in the city. Then you will explore Puerto Madero, the site of the new Art galleries, local area museums, shopping and entertainment area in Buenos Aires. This area was first used for storage by the docks, but ten years ago, was transformed into the modern hotspot that it is today. See La Boca, the oldest, most colorful, and most authentic neighborhood in Buenos Aires. La Boca is partly an artist colony, and mostly a working-class neighborhood. The most famous street in La Boca is called Caminito (little path), and is the center of tourist activity in the area. The street is commonly shown on postcards for its multi-colored houses. Many artists also show off their work (handicrafts, antiques and silver goods). La Boca Juniors is one of the biggest soccer teams in Argentina and happens to be one of the clubs for which the soccer great, Diego Maradona played.
(We will try to go to a Soccer game if available and you wish to attend, not included in tour price.) Lunch at local restaurant on your own. If you like, spend the rest of the day there with the opportunity to dine on one's own, in one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in Buenos Aires. Step inside the diverse array of shops, antique stores and open-air flea markets along the cobblestone streets of San Telmo. Afternoon free. Dinner (TBA). Overnight: Hotel Kenton Buenos Aires
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Monday, March 4, 2019

Gauchos from Buenos Aires: Ranch La Candelaria or Similar (B,L,D) After Breakfast at hotel participate in study and discussions at the Seminario, with rabbis and lay leaders. Travel to Estancia (Argentinean Ranch) and enjoy of a Kosher BBQ Argentinean lunch. Experience a ‘Fiesta Gaucha’ (gaucho party, a traditional ranch in the Argentina countryside. Loosely translated as the South American version of cowboys, gauchos are residents of the Argentina plains. They offer a fun-filled day of ranch activities, horseback rides, a traditional folk show, Lunch Kosher BBQ. Then, wine and a performance of their fantastic horse-riding skills. Highlights: Watch a tango and folk music show and see gauchos perform with throwing weapons. Return to hotel for a relaxing evening. Overnight: Hotel Kenton Buenos Aires
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Buenos Aires (B) Home or Iguasu Falls Extension For passengers traveling to Iguasu.  After breakfast at hotel–transfer to Airport for flight to Iguasu Falls.  For passengers back to USA After breakfast at hotel, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Late check out (4:00pm–transfer to Airport for flight to USA).
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**Iguasu Falls Extension** Day 9 – Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Heading Iguasu + Visit to the falls (B,L,D)
**Please note that there are no kosher restaurants in Iguasu. We will do our best to provide kosher/vegetarian meals. After breakfast, head to the airport for your flight to Iguasu. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Then, a visit to the Argentinean side of the falls, with a local guide. Discover the immensity of the waterfalls, walk across secure catwalks and paths that lie next to, below and above the falls. Expect to get wet! Buffet lunch at the park and dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight: Iguasu Falls
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Argentinean Side of the Falls and Buenos Aires (B,L) Breakfast, then continue your visit to the falls. Explore the whole paths in this 2-day tour to the heart of the falls! Transfer back to the hotel and lunch, before taking your transfer to the local airport in Buenos Aires and continue on to take your flight back to USA.

Land and Air Package: **$4730 (Discounted rate for payment by check)
Land Only Package: *$3105 (Discounted rate for payment by check)
Single Room Supplement: $510 (Discounted rate payment by check)
Land and Air Package: **$4920 (Full cost for credit card payment)
Land Only Package: *$3230 (Full cost for credit card payment)
Single Room Supplement: $530 (Full cost for credit card payment)
Iguazu Extension
Land and Domestic Flights: $1195(Discounted rate for payment by check, double occupancy)
Single Room Supplement: $175 (Discounted rate for payment by check)
Land and Domestic Flights: $1243 (Full cost for credit card payment, double occupancy)
Single Room Supplement: $182 (Full cost for credit card payment)
Tips for guide, driver, restaurants, portage: $200/Collected in advance Land only prices based on 20 paying participants; price will increase with fewer than 20 and be reduced at 25 or more. Round trip Air – Newark – Buenos Aries – Return