JEWISH ODESSA WALKING TOUR

Jewish Odessa tour will take you to the Golden Age of Odessa’s Jewry. How in hundred years Odessa became the third largest Jewish city in the world? Who were the first Jewish settlers? How come that many famous Jewish names are connected with Odessa? Sylvester Stallone, Sydney Pollack, David Copperfield, Kirk Douglas, Steven Spielberg, Sigmund Freud, Bob Dylan, Boris Pasternak – these are just a few celebrity names, whose family roots are connected with Odessa.

On this 2.5-hour Jewish Odessa tour we’ll talk about Odessa’s Jewry from the city’s founding till the late eighteen hundreds. How Odessa became the “star in exile” for a Russian Jew, the first pogroms, the Haskalah and Odessa’s Palestine Committee.

We’ll see the Main City and Brodsky Synagogues, Isaac Babel’s monument and the house where “modern Israel was founded”, the places described in a Shalom Aleichem’s story, Jabotinsky’s “The Five” and de Waal’s “The Hare with Amber Eyes”.

This tour is a walking part of our 4.5-hour Odessa Jewish Heritage tour.

Ready to explore a fascinating story of Jewish Odessa? Join us!

 

“I took the Jewish history tour in particular and was incredibly impressed. For the equivalent of $45, I spent a half-day discussing my way through the city’s Jewish tradition and roots, the amazing leaders who grew up in this environment and the changes this community has undergone…”

TOUR DURATION

2.5 hrs

TOUR TYPE

Walking tour

SIGHTS INCLUDED INTO THE TOUR

*Main City synagogue

*Brodsky synagogue

*Isaac Babel statue

*Odessa’s Palestine Committee building

These are just some of the sights included into the tour. Email us for the complete tour itinerary and price.

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