Rio de Janerio: Culture & Community

In Rio, the biggest congregation is Reform, the 900-family Associação Religiosa Israelita (ARI). Founded by German Jews in 1942, it now attracts Jews of all kinds drawn to modernity, egalitarianism, and the balancing of spirituality and rationalism. The congregation is always bustling with religious, cultural, and social activities.

San Juan: Culture & Community

Harry A. and Barbara Tasch Ezratty are both past presidents of Temple Beth Shalom. Harry is also author of 500 Years in the Jewish Caribbean; Barbara is a food writer and book publisher. What excites tourists about Puerto Rico? The island’s public beaches are popular destinations for snorkeling, scuba diving...

Moscow: Culture & Community

Rabbi Leonid Bimbat is rabbi of Congregation Le-Dor va-Dor in Moscow. What should travelers not miss in Moscow? There is so much to see...Red Square, the Kremlin and its museums, our art galleries, the Bolshoi Theater, ballet, opera…the city is alive with culture. What Jewish sites are most worth visiting...

Budapest: Culture & Community

In 2010 the new Hungarian government enacted hundreds of new laws, one of which abolished the religious status of hundreds of congregations, including Budapest’s two Progressive communities.

Singapore: Culture & Community

Rabbi Lennard Thal, senior vice president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism, has served as visiting rabbi of United Hebrew Congregation in Singapore for the past 20 years. What excites tourists about Singapore? Singapore prides itself on offering both residents and tourists the highest quality of life. That experience...