Montevideo's Palacio Legislativo (Photo credit: Creative Commons by Tano4595)

Montevideo

Montevideo: Tropical refuge in South America

They say, ‘Big things come in small packages.’ With Montevideo it’s true

Often left in the shadows of its larger neighbors to the north (Brazil) and west (Argentina), Uruguay’s Jewish community is renowned for its Zionist character and active Jewish community despite its relatively small population. You can find several Jewish sites along the beautiful Rambla waterfront avenue and even a menora in the summer if you happen to spend Hannuka in this cosmopolitan city in the southern hemisphere.