San Juan Jewish Tour
Visit the Caribbean's largest Jewish library, take a stroll down the Walk of the Righteous, explore iconic synagogues, and more when you book this scenic, cultural excursion in San Juan. This relaxing, short yet comprehensive tour provides a chance to immerse yourself in Puerto Rico's Jewish culture with a 30-minute visit to each synagogue, including visits to the Reform Synagogue Beth Shalom, the Conservative Synagogue Shaare Tzedek, and the Orthodox Chabad Synagogue. Your tour is given by a local guide who will share the history behind the heritage and events that shaped the Jewish community of San Juan, making this excursion perfect for culture enthusiasts. You'll also get a chance to spend time exploring Puerto Rico's only Kosher cafe and Mikvah, as well as the iconic Holocaust Memorial.
Find your comfortable transportation and local guide outside your port, and begin your cultural journey with a drive to the iconic monument of the Holocaust Memorial in San Juan. Situated on Constitution Avenue, the Holocaust Memorial commemorates the lives lost in the Holocaust during World War II. Listen as your guide explains the stories behind the construction and architecture of this iconic monument during your 15-minute visit, including its construction materials of weathering steel and black granite and how the monument depicts a family lost in the shadows. Stroll down the Walk of the Righteous, a path erected in honor of the individuals who put their lives at risk to assist others during this terrible time in history.
Continue your cultural excursion with a 30-minute stop to enjoy touring the interior of the Chabad House. This synagogue may be small, yet it offers a warm and inviting atmosphere and houses the only Mikvah, or Ritual Bath, on the island. Next, follow your guide to the Kosher Cafe to experience the only cafe of its kind on the entire island. In addition to kosher meals, this iconic cafe also features vegetarian-friendly cuisine and dishes designed for Shabbat.
Your scenic adventure continues with a visit to see the Caribbean's largest Jewish library and Puerto Rico's largest kosher kitchen with a stop at the Shaare Zedeck Conservative Synagogue. Here, you'll also get to explore its stunning interior and admire the architectural excellence of its elegant ballroom. Wrap up your exciting excursion exploring the Hebrew School and serene sanctuary of this traditional conservative synagogue. Your guide will also share the history of Puerto Rico's Jewish culture and community dating back to the mid-20th century for the ideal conclusion to your tour.
Whether you're looking to connect with Puerto Rico's Jewish culture or you want to explore the architectural beauty of a slew of synagogues in San Juan, this scenic excursion offers it all. Reserve your spot on this cultural experience today and get ready to immerse yourself in the island's Jewish community on your next visit to San Juan.