JEWISHcolorado Peoplehood Expedition: South America

Discover Uruguay and Argentina’s Captivating Jewish Worlds 

March 13 – 20, 2023

Enter a world unlike any other when you join JEWISHcolorado’s Peoplehood Expedition: South America. Explore the unique and incredible Jewish communities of Uruguay and Argentina alongside JEWISHcolorado’s Shaliach, Itai Divinsky, who’s family is originally from Argentina, and educate yourself on South America’s rich history along the way. Delve into the color, history, and culture of some of South America’s most fascinating areas, and understand the Latin American community’s deep connections to Judaism throughout the ages.

For more information:

Itai Divinsky, Sr. Shaliach |

Edina Segal, Director of the Israel & Overseas Center |

*Due to current host country protocols, proof of vaccination is required for participation.*

Our Itinerary

March 13 – 20, 2023

Montevideo sign in Uruguay


Montevideo: March 13 – 14 (1 night)

Currently, 20,000-25,000 Jewish people live in Uruguay, with 95% residing in Montevideo. Uruguay’s capital and largest city, Montevideo comprises a third of the country’s total population. A vibrant and culturally colorful city, Montevideo is characterized by its beautiful colonial buildings, art galleries and museums in the old city, art deco architecture and high-end shopping at the 18 de Julio Avenue and its range of green parks and sandy pleasant beaches on the coast.


Bariloche: March 14 – 16 (2 nights)

Bariloche is the nerve center of Jewish life in Patagonia. In this city, there is a permanent Jewish community of nearly 150 people, buoyed by a constant flow of Israeli travelers passing through. Located at the base of the Andes on the edge of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Bariloche and its surroundings provide visitors with a diverse and full experience of Patagonia.

bariloche sign in argentina

From its trekking and skiing sights, green forests and the numerous outdoor activities to offer, to the German and Swiss inspired cuisine and architecture, Bariloche is unique and unforgettable.

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Buenos Aires: March 16 – 20 (4 nights)

Buenos Aires has the largest Jewish population in Latin America, as well as one of the seven largest Jewish populations on the planet. The Jewish community here has made many contributions to the city’s culture and history. One of the most visited cities in all of Latin America, Buenos Aires is a lively metropolis near the Rio de la Plata, the river that forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay. 

From the rugged streets of La Boca and cobbled roads of San Telmo to the European-inspired architecture of Recoleta, Buenos Aires surprises at every turn.

The city is renowned for the tango dance style that originated here, music and art festivals and a thriving nightlife, with bars and clubs open until the early hours nearly every day of the week. Be sure to sample the local cuisine as the province produces some of the finest beef in the world and it would be a shame to leave the city without trying a choripan!

gauchos bbq in argentina


*Price of the program for ground services as detailed in itinerary and domestic flights (international flights to and from the United States not included)*

USD $5,000/person in double occupancy

$500 single-room supplement if you wish to stay in your own room

Accommodation Details 

Montevideo: 1 night at Soro Montevideo, Curio Collection by Hilton double rooms

Bariloche: 2 nights in Design Suites double rooms

Buenos Aires: 4 nights at Esplandora Plaza Francia Hotel in double standard rooms


*This trip is designed for 35-40 adult participants (18+) who want to experience and learn about the Jewish communities in Uruguay and Argentina, build community together, and have fun!*


*Due to current host country protocols, proof of vaccination is required for participation.*

Questions? Contact us!

Itai Divinksy, Shaliach |

Edina Segal, Director of the Isreal & Overseas Center |