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Mexico City Experience

Suitable for Family, Group, Senior


Take a Jewish heritage tour through Mexico City, a city so alive that it’s constantly vibrating with energy.

Jews have had a presence in Mexico for centuries, but the modern Mexican Jewish community is thriving, and is one of the only Jewish communities in the world that isn’t shrinking.

You can’t visit this mega city without a mezcal tasting, where you’ll indulge in the flavors of this traditional Mexican spirit.

The tour continues with a visit to the Justo Sierra and Mount Sinai synagogues, where you’ll delve into the history and significance of Mexico City’s Jewish community. Engage with local community members, learn about their customs and traditions, and gain insights into the ways in which Jewish culture has thrived within the Mexican context and the myriad ways that the Mexican Jewish community contributes to modern Mexico and what the city is today.

A visit to the Templo Mayor, an ancient Aztec temple complex located in the heart of Mexico City, will transport you back in time to the pre-Columbian era.

An excursion to the CDI sports center provides a unique opportunity to interact with local communities. Meet locals, engage in friendly exchanges, and learn about their experiences and perspectives. From the state-of-the-art facilities, including tennis courts, pools, basketball courts, and more, to the myriad events that happen at this special community center, there is nothing like this center of Mexican Jewish life.

No visit to Mexico City is complete without exploring the majestic Teotihuacan pyramids. Ascend the monumental Pyramid of the Sun and Pyramid of the Moon on a trip that will take you back in time.

A visit to La Casa Azul, the birthplace of iconic artist Frida Kahlo, offers a glimpse into the life and artistry of one of Mexico’s most celebrated figures.

Deepen your experience beyond the initial experience, and learn about the strong history of the Jewish community in Mexico. Prepare to be inspired by all the community has accomplished, the impressive infrastructure of their community, and the way they interact with the captivating beauty of Mexico City.


  • Indulge the tastebuds with a Mezcal tasting and a Guacamole/Salsa cooking class.
  • Tour of two prominent Synagogues in Mexico City, the Justo Sierra and the Mount Sinai Synagogue.
  • Visit the Templo Mayor, thought to be on the exact spot where the Aztecs saw their symbolic eagle perching on a cactus with a snake in its beak – the symbol of Mexico today.
  • Enjoy a morning at the CDI, the Jewish sports center, hosted by The Jewish Agency including a tour of the facility guided by members of the Board.
  • Walk through Chapultepec Park, visit the Museum of Modern Art and the Tamayo Museum.

*Some experiences are subject to minimum group size

Day by Day Suggested Program

Day 1
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Meet fellow participants and your tour Director in the lobby.

Drive to Guzina Oaxaca for the Welcome Dinner which will include a Mezcal tasting and a Guacamole/Salsa cooking class.

Return to the hotel.


Day 2
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Breakfast at hotel

Depart hotel to visit Olamí ORT.

Share Shabbat services with the Kindergarden students, tour the facilities and meet the Director of Jewish Studies, Jackie Constant

Drive towards downtown to learn about Mexico City’s history as you pass through the Paseo de la Reforma and view some of the iconic monuments like Diana the Huntress and the Angel of Independence.

First synagogues in Mexico

You will be guided through a tour of two prominent Synagogues in Mexico City, the Justo Sierra and the Mount Sinai Synagogue. Mount Sinai Synagogue was built in 1918 by Jews arriving from the Middle East while the Justo Sierra Synagogue was formed in 1941 for Orthodox Jews coming from Poland, Russia, Hungary, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Austria during the Second World War.

Stop for lunch at El Cardenal

Zócalo, Metropolitan Cathedral, National Palace, Templo Mayor

Upon arrival to the Zócalo your guide will have an explanation of the Metropolitan Cathedral. This beautiful, imposing cathedral dominates the vast expanse of Mexico City’s central square, or zócalo. The Metropolitan Cathedral is not only one of Mexico’s most treasured architectural masterpieces; it is also Latin America’s largest and oldest cathedral. The National Palace is also located on Mexico City’s main square, and its home to the offices of the Mexican President, the Federal Treasury, and the National Archives. Templo Mayor will be our next stop. This temple is thought to be on the exact spot where the Aztecs saw their symbolic eagle perching on a cactus with a snake in its beak – the symbol of Mexico today.

Depart downtown

Return to the hotel and freshen up before services.

Kabbalat Shabbat services and dinner at Bet El Synagogue

Day 3
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Breakfast at the hotel

Depart on a drive north-east of Mexico City.

Arrive to the amazing site of the Teotihuacan Pyramids whose name means “the place where the gods were created”.

This vast archaeological complex is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was once a flourishing pre-Colombian city and a center of culture and artistic influence.  The site was built between the 1st and 7th centuries A.D and is characterized by its vast monuments – most notably the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and the Avenue of the Dead that run down the middle and links the major monuments.

Lunch at Aguamiel restaurant

Depart Teotihuacan

Day 4
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Breakfast at the hotel

Depart hotel

Drive to the CDI- Centro Deportivo Israelita (Israeli Sport Center) premises.

Enjoy a morning at the CDI – hosted by The Jewish Agency including a tour of the facility guided by members of the Board.

Depart CDI

Frida Kahlo’s Blue House.

Also known as La Casa Azul, this is where Kahlo was born, grew up, and lived with her husband, Diego Rivera, for a number of years. It is a treasure trove of Frida’s artifacts and belongings, from personal letters to the corset she wore due to her disability. In 1958, Diego Rivera donated the home and its contents in order to turn it into a museum in Frida’s honor. The Frida-Diego house is located in the charming Coyoacán neighborhood, once a village of cobblestone streets and pre-colonial architecture that has now been absorbed into the city.

Lunch at Los Danzantes

Depart restaurant

Visit the fashion designer Carla Fernández or Art Collector Sylvia Amaré or Saúl Kaminer

Depart studio

Arrive to the hotel

Return to the hotel for a reflection session

Depart Hotel

Farewell dinner at Hacienda de los Morales with live Mariachi music


Day 5
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Breakfast at the hotel and check out.


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