Melbourne’s Jewish community has been a meaningful and ever present feature of this beautiful city. With dozens of historic synagogues, leading day schools, museums and cultural institutions, the Melbourne Jewish community is a fascinating and thriving one. Its people love to share their stories, and for many these begin with post-war renewal and follow a common path of success and patronage. With treasures and traditions from its mostly European past, the Jewish community has become an integral part of the local patchwork.
Be met at your hotel by a well-connected, local Jewish guide for a 10:00am start. Together, seek out the best local coffee and nosh. This is a great time to share some of your tastes and interests with your guide so they can be made a feature of your uniquely tailored experience.
Explore some of inner Melbourne and the old stomping ground of the city’s earliest Jewish migrants. Hear stories from flinders Lane’s historic schmatta trade and visit the site of Melbourne’s first synagogue.
Discover Melbourne’s bohemian inner north, where post-war refugees established a life for themselves. See where local Jewish businesses once thrived before their owners shifted their lives once more, to Melbourne’s South-Eastern suburbs.
Today, much of the community is centred around Melbourne’s beautiful bayside borough. Be toured through one of the city’s oldest and most beautiful synagogues by the local Rabbi with plenty of time to learn about the congregation and wider community.
A visit to the local Jewish or Holocaust museums can be arranged, with a guided tour from a local Jewish or Holocaust historian.
Dine like a local with matching wines (kosher options available) at an eatery in the heart of Jewish Melbourne.
Hunt for Judaica in Balaclava, a neighbourhood at the centre of Jewish life in Melbourne. Indulge in local versions of ancient Jewish delicacies at a local Jewish bakery.
Return to your hotel by 4:00pm
Prices valid from 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2019
No refunds are payable to the Client for any changes to the Tour requested by the Client after departure, the Client’s failure to appear for the Tour or any component part of the Tour, the Client leaving the Tour after its commencement, the Client being excluded from the Tour or any component part of the Tour in accordance with this Agreement.
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