During this tour you will visit the only Synagogue located in St. Petersburg - the Grand Choral Synagogue build in 1893 and recently restored. There we will have a meeting with a Jewish community member who will tell you about the life of the community.
What to Expect
Visit the only Synagogue located in St. Petersburg and learn about Russia’s Jewish community. The Grand Choral Synagogue was built in 1893 and has been recently restored. Here you will have a meeting with a member of the Jewish community, who will tell you about the life of the community in St. Petersburg and answer any questions you might have.
Afterwards continue on to the YESOD Jewish cultural centre to observe the new state-of-the-art, four-story, 75,000-square-foot, $11 million building. It is full of meeting rooms, offices, class rooms, and a blast-resisting security wall, which was constructed following 9/11. Here you will gain an understanding of the broad spectrum of Jewish programs undertaken by the centre and also shown a truly shocking short movie about the life of Jews during the siege of Leningrad 1941-1944. The YESOD Jewish Cultural Centre is one of the largest Jewish buildings in Russia.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee organized and sponsored the capital project, involving partners and foundations. Now, YESOD acts as the hub and focus of a broad spectrum of Jewish programs, including JDC-supported Hesed Avraham and the Youth Club of the Jewish Agency.
This tour will start in the lobby of your hotel. One option you have as part of this tour is to experience a concert of Jewish music. A private concert can be arranged for $400 USD per group and tickets to public scheduled concerts cost $15 USD per person. At the end of the tour we will return to your hotel or to any other place you specify within the city limits.
- Professional guide and driver services
- Tour of the Grand Choral Synagogue
- Tour of the YESOD cultural center
What's Not Included
- Lunch at a kosher restaurant "Lehaim" (please inform us in advance if you would like to have lunch there).