Jewish Sarajevo

Get to know the person behind the tour

“Tina Bagaric”

Professional and certified tourist guide, born and raised in Sarajevo.

Our tour guide Tina is a certified tour guide for the city and the mountains.

As part of her education she finished the one year program of Jewish studies in Sweden “Paideia”. She studied English language in the university of Sarajevo and high school she finished in Israel. She speaks fluently Hebrew and English. She spent some years researching about Jewish life in Sarajevo and Bosnia & Herzegovina so her knowledge on the subject is great, spending the time in Archives she became interested in archivers work so she went and successfully finished a course for archiver. Loves to hike and read.

LANGUAGE(S)

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  • SERBIAN

fluent

  • CROATIAN

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  • Hebrew           

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  • ENGLISH

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SARAJEVO DREAMING JEWISH WALKING TOURS

Jewish Cemetery Sarajevo Foto: Giovanni Montenero

Jewish Tour

Join us in the footsteps of Jewish heritage in Sarajevo, discover a 500 year old history of Jewish people in B&H, hear the unbelievable story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, the magical story of Purim Di Sarajevo and so much more…

DESCRIPTION

 Former biggest synagogue in  the Balkans /Il Kal Grandi, Jewish museum/oldest synagogue in Sarajevo/, Ashkenazi synagogue, old Jewish Cemetery, Salomon’s Palace, First Hotel in Sarajevo.

  • 80€ – for 1-4 persons
  • 80€- for groupe
  • Entrance to the Jewish Museum l.5€ per person
  • Entrance to the Askenazi Synagogue 1€.
  • 10 am
  • every day
  • Jewish tourist information center
  • Duration: about 3h
  • Language: English, Hebrew, BCS.

Every day from 10am.

Call us: +387 62 847 717

Viber: +387 62 847 717

WhatsApp: +387 62 847 717

email: bagarictina@gmail.com

email: sarajevo@haggadah.org.ba

Explore Sarajevo’s Jewish Past and present

Sephardi Jews established a community in Sarajevo as early as the second half of the 16th century. They were later joined by the Ashkenazi Jews from Central Europe. A special Jewish quarter was established in the second half of the 16th century and Jews resided there until the Austrian conquest in 1878. A succession of Ottoman laws in the 19th century emancipated the Jews of Turkey and the various territories under its rule, including B&H. After World War I, Bosnia and Herzegovina became a constituent part of Yugoslavia, the Jewish Community joined the all-Yugoslav Federation of Jewish Religious Communities. For the most part, Bosnian Jewry retained its unique Sephardi customs along with the Ladino language.

On the eve of the Shoah, the Jewish population numbered some 14.000. In 1941 Bosnia was incorporated into the Croat state. When the Germans entered Sarajevo they destroyed the Sephardi synagogue. Bosnian Jewry was decimated by a combination of German and  Ustashe (Croat Fascist).

After the War, the Jewish community was reconstituted, and many of the survivors returned.

In the early 1990’s, before the Aggression on B&H, the Jewish population of Bosnia and Herzegovina was over 2,000 and relations between Jews and their Catholic, Orthodox and Muslim neighbors were very good.

Today, there are an estimated 1,000 Jews living in B&H. They enjoy excellent relations with their non-Jewish neighbors and with the Bosnian government, as it was throughout history.

They  hold Friday night services, and also celebrate all the Jewish holidays with gusto.  Some still speak Ladino.

 

 

 

Call us: +387 62 847 717, +387 61 688 951

Email: sarajevo@haggadah.org.ba

Sarajevo City tour

 First time in Sarajevo. What to discover, sights to see.

Guided tour is the right choice! Join us in an insightful, fun-filled and informative walk about history, society, architetcure and what Bosnians are actually like. Discover and experience our city through the eyes of the

Jewish information center “Haggada“.

CITY TOUR

Jewish information center, Ferhadija st., Eternal Flame, Cathedral, Jewish Museum, Orthodox Church, Sebilj fountain, City Hall, Gazi-Husrev Bey’s Mosque, Assassination spot of Archduke Franc Ferdinand, At Meidan, Old city of Sarajevo, meeting point of cultures.

SHORT INFO

  • 20€ per person/ 2 persons min.
  • 10.00 am
  • every day
  • Jewish tourist information center
  • light walk, 2 h

MULTIRELIGIOUS TOUR

Gazi-Husrev Bey’s Mosque, Old Ortodox Church, Cathedral, Synagogue. A story of Sarajevo, the European Jerusalem. Meeting point of cultures. Come and discover our centuries long coexistance.

SHORT INFO

  • 20€ per person/ 2 persons min/.
  • 10.00 am
  • every day
  • Jewish tourist information center
  • light walk, 2 h

SARAJEVO WAR  TOUR

DESCRIPTION

The city of Sarajevo endured one of the longest sieges in modern human history. During the bus ride, the guide will explain the sites and buildings you see and who were important during the siege of Sarajevo 1992-1995. Find out how the war started, why the National Library of B&H was destroyed, how many people died. This is just an introduction to the story about the  importance of an 800 m long and only 1,60 m high tunnel that connected the occupied and free Sarajevo territory.

On the way back to the town, let’s talk about Sarajevo and its future.

SHORT INFO

  • 35€ per person /2 persons minimum/
  • 10:00
  • Every day
  • Jewish tourist information center
  • transportation included, duration 5h, entrance to the Tunnel Museum included.

Call us: +38762 847717, 61 688951

Viber: +387 62 847717, 61 688 951

WhatsApp: +387 62 847717, 61 688 951

E-mail: sarajevo@haggadah.org.ba

Bosnian Sephardic cuisine with Miryam Tauber

BOSNIAN SEPHARDIC CUISINE AND TRADITIONAL CULINARY SPECIALITIES

Sephardic cuisine is a treasure full of live, classic seasonal recipes and healthy foods which includes use of fresh fruits and vegetables; grains and beans, small portions of meat, poultry, and fish, and healthy mix of herbs and spices. It is also a story about how Jewish cooks successfully carried local ingredients, techniques, and traditions in their new homeland and preserved in their cuisines.  All this was preserved with gratitude to, exceptional women, our nonnas  (grandmothers) and great grandmothers, which preserved and passed on this tradition jealously to their daughters and grandchildren.

Sephardic woman adopted Bosnian cuisine and it has become a component of traditional Sephardic cuisine. So we can find here a typical Bosnian dish Japrak  which in Sephardic cuisine receives only Spanish word ending known as Japrakis. Similarly Bosnian Halwa  with only small (recipe) changes enters Sephardic cuisine and is known as  Hanukkah Halwa.

Pashas di porus Minced meat and leeks patties

Judeo-Spanish traditions, to use it and mix it with local – Bosnian tradition by adding each time something from their rich tradition, creating in such a way completely a new autochthonous  cuisine of Bosnian Sephardic Jews.

The Bosnian Sephardic  Cuisine, is a latest attempt to preserve traditional Bosnian Sephardic Cuisine, to transfer it to the new generations , and to present to the world all its values, peculiarity, and originality.

Pastel di karni Pie with minced meat

For more than  ten years, Miryam has worked at revising and extending the original to include a more thorough exploration of the age-old subject and the techniques and traditions around it.

“I learned from some of the best Jewish mothers in the city  young and old!   I look forward to expanding my own learning of the foods Jews eat; classic and trendy, traditional, all kosher.”

All aspects of Jewish life are expressed with food, both traditional and trendy.

May we all be blessed for the love we share a  through food  Miryam.

BOSNIAN SEPHARDIC COOKBOOK
KUHAR BOSANSKIH SEFARDA

by Miryam Tauber

Order: Sephardic dinner in a restaurant 25€ /for one person/

Order: Sephardic dinner at Sephardic family 30€

Less than 4 people costs: 35€

E:mail: mirjamtauber@yahoo.com

E:mail. sarajevo@haggadah.org.ba

Call us: +387 61 900 531, +387 62 847 717

    :+387 61 900 531;  +387 62 847 717

     : +387 61 900 531;  +387 62 847 717

HAGGADAH – Jewish Tourist Information Center

JEWISH TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER HAGGADAH OFFER YOU:

Information about historical places connested to a 500 yeras old Jewish History in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Jewish contribution to cultural, economic and urban development of Sarajevo and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

When and where did the Jewish people inhabit Bosna and Herzegovina

How were the Jewish people welcomed by the local population, and how did coexistence happened in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Vith sounds of Sephardic romances and pleasure of Sephardic cuisine.

Jewish Sarajevo tour /English, Hebrew/.

Discover the Sarajevo Haggadan.

In souvenir shop you can find original Jewish souvenirs from Sarajevo.