JEWISH ODESSA WALKING TOUR

Jewish Odessa tour will take you to the Golden Age of Odessa’s Jewry. How did Odessa become the third largest Jewish city in the world in hundred years? Who were the early Jewish settlers? How come so 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 celebrities, whose family roots are connected with our city.

On this 2.5-hour Jewish Odessa tour we talk about Odessa’s Jewry from the city’s founding till the late eighteen hundreds. Why did Odessa become the “star in exile” for a Russian Jew? The first pogroms, the Haskalah and the Odessa’s Palestine Committee. We discuss these events and the «Jewish Odessa» phenomena and show the related sights.

We see the Main City and the Brodsky Synagogues. At Isaac Babel’s monument we share with you the story of this author who made the Jewish Odessa famous. The Zionist movement in Odessa and the house where “modern Israel was founded”. We discover 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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