While the vast majority of Jews today reside in North America and Israel, 2.5 million others live in Europe, South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. Some have long histories on these continents. Others began new lives there after fleeing persecution. No matter how they arrived, each community’s Jewish story is a thread in the vibrant tapestry that is our global Jewish peoplehood.
As Jews, many of us are curious about our ancestry, how we survived, how we are connected to one another, and what we are doing today to thrive. Your eagerness to see the world and understand your place in it serves as the foundation for our global Jewish tours.
When you travel with Kenes Tours, you’ll learn about your destination’s Jewish past, uncover how it informs the present, and understand its prospects for a strong Jewish future. You’ll get to know the country you visit through its food and wine, connect with the local Jewish community and its leaders, visit historical and modern Jewish sites, visit famous secular sites, and enjoy time to do activities you choose.
Your Kenes Tours global Jewish travel experience will expand your understanding of historical events, broaden your perspective on what it means to be Jewish, and ultimately change the way you see the world.
Sound like the experience you’re looking for?
Kenes Tours global Jewish travel journeys span 38 carefully selected countries in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Africa, and Asia. Each destination includes the presence of Jewish heritage sites, active synagogues, kosher dining options, and Jewish organizations. Some of our clients plan a trip to a single country while others combine a global Jewish destination with a trip to Israel.
*Offered as extensions to Israel travel
When you travel to Israel, it’s easy to find Jewish content, but in other places around the world, that’s not always the case. Kenes works alongside carefully selected overseas tour operators to plan and deliver the safe, top-quality experience you expect.
In addition to touring with a professional local guide who speaks your language, you’ll travel with a Kenes team member who will ensure trip success from start to finish.