Jewish heritage

About Tour

The Jews of Ukraine and Moldova, along with others in the successor states of the old Russian Empire, have been at the center of some of the most dramatic events of modern history: the I and II World Wars, the Holocaust, revolutions, pogroms, political liberations, repressions, the breakup of the Soviet Union and the establishment of independent states. Jews in these countries have gone through dizzyingly rapid changes in economic and social mobility. There are many places you may visit - synagogues, memorials, schools, Jewish history museums, libraries and Jewish cemeteries. Today, Jewish communities of Moldova and Ukraine are witnessing great renaissance.

1 o giorno

Arrival in Chisinau

Visite comprese:

On arrival to Chisinau your acquaintance with the capital of Moldova starts. First, you check-in at the local hotel and meet local guide who will take you for 4 hours city tour including:

  • Holocaust Jewish Memorial,
  • Jewish Cemetery,
  • Chisinau Synagogue,
  • Chisinau Jewish Pogrom 1903-1905 Memorial,
  • I. Manger Jewish Library,
  • Jewish History Museum and Kishinev Jacobs Jewish Campus (KEDEM).

Visite opzionali:

Lunch in the restaurant specialized in traditional Moldovan cuisine or on your preliminary request you you may have lunch with Kosher Food.

Pasti compresi:
  • Lunch
2 o giorno

Between Jewish and Roma comunity

Visite comprese:

  • Start our trip to Soroca town known for its sizable Roma minority.
  • On arrival to Soroca we visit the fortress which is the unique monument of defensive architecture of Europe.
  • Lunch in the local restaurant.
  • Drive to the Roma’ district of Soroca famous by its “Posh” palaces.
  • The highlights of the tour are local synagogue and cemetery.
  • Return to Chisinau.

Visite opzionali:

On your preliminary request we can even arrange a meeting with the local Jewish community leader.

Pasti compresi:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
3 o giorno

Last Jewish experiences in Moldova and departer

Visite comprese:

  • Transfer to the International airport in Chisinău.

Visite opzionali:

Beltsy city is the biggest industrial and cultural center in the Northern part of Moldova. According to some sources, the first Jews appeared in this region of Moldova at the beginning of the 10th century. In 1580, the locality later named Beltsy was formed around a small Jewish tavern - korchma. During the second part of the 19th century, Jews made up more than 50% of the population in Beltsy and small surrounding settlements. Starting with 1989, the Beltsy Jewish community is the second biggest community after Kishinev as well as the regional center for 49 small towns and villages in the North of Moldova. Jewish population is 2,000 (plus about 600 from Beltsy periphery). Since 2000, the Beltsy community has a winning program with the Jewish Federation of Greensboro, NC that supports the main projects of the local Jewry.

  • Visit the synagogue and the Association of the Jewish Organizations of Beltsy, the "Hesed Yakov" Welfare Center, JCC, that serve the local community.
  • Visit the local synagogue, the cemetery and speak to the local Jewish community.

Pasti compresi:
  • Breakfast

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Cara Victoria, grazie mille per aver reso memorabile il mio viaggio in Moldavia. La tua conoscenza, il fascino e la bellezza sono incomparabili. Che fortuna da parte mia ottenere la migliore guida in Moldavia per la mia visita.

Questo viaggio ha superato le mie aspettative, principalmente a causa della tua guida premurosa e calore.

Grazie per aver condiviso la tua conoscenza e passione per il tuo meraviglioso paese e per averci trattato come una famiglia.

Ciao Victoria! Sei un'ottima guida e la Repubblica di Moldavia è un grande paese.

La tua conoscenza, entusiasmo e completezza sono stati davvero impressionanti; per chiunque stia programmando una vacanza in Moldavia o nella vicina Romania e Ucraina (tutti paesi molto interessanti) questa è la guida turistica da portare con sé.