Explore the Jewish heritage of Kiev on a private tour of its Jewish neighborhoods. See synagogues and monuments to Jewish heroes, learn about Jewish history in the Ukrainian capital, and discover the origin of the saying, “teaching comes from Kyiv.”
What to Expect
Explore the history of the Jewish community in Kiev, and discover the names of the Jewish people that have contributed to the history of the city. The 5-hour private tour visits all the main synagogues, as well as the ravine of Babi Yar.
The history of Kiev dates back many centuries, and is inseparable from the history of the local Jewish community, whose origin dates to the time of the pre-Christian Rus. There is a dispute among scholars about the starting point of the Jews of Kiev. However, nobody disputes the existence of a very old Jewish community.
This is supported by documents, such as a letter sent in the first half of the 10th century by Kiev Jews to their co-religionists, discovered in a synagogue in Cairo. There are also Kiev chronicles that provide recorded evidence that a Jewish quarter existed in ancient Kiev at Zhydove.
On this tour of the Jewish areas of the Ukraine capital, you will discover much of this history and the origin of the saying, “teaching comes from Kyiv.” Explore significant sites, such as Shevchenko Boulevard and the Bessarabian Market. Visit the Brodskiy Synagogue and pass the house with a memorial plaque to Golda Meir.
- Visit to Podil Synagogue and Babi Yar