Latvia

PARIS OF THE NORTH. JEWISH RIGA.

  • Current Temp. 33 °F
  • Language LATVIAN
  • Local Time 08:28 PM
  • Duration 2-3 NIGHTS
  • Flight Time 9 HRS FROM NYC
  • J2 stuff RESOURCES
 

THE STORY. AT A GLANCE.

From sophisticated bustling cities and ancient castles to beautiful valleys and enticing beaches, Latvia appeals to all tastes and interests. Latvians are incredibly proud of their past – and it shows in the effort they have put into preserving their architectural history. Most importantly, this Baltic nation really knows how to make its visitors feel at home with its warm and traditional hospitality.

INSIDE OUT. JEWISH LATVIA.

While there were more than 200 synagogues in Latvia before World War II, today only one synagogue is operational in Riga, Latvia’s capital. That being said, Latvia is the largest Jewish community in the Baltic region, home to between 5,000 and 12,000 Jews. Today’s Jewish community is made up of Holocaust survivors, who had escaped to Russia after the Nazi invasion, as well as Jews who immigrated to Latvia more recently from the former Soviet Union.

 
 
 
 

The Images
Tell the Story.

Latvians are incredibly proud of their past – and it shows.

 
 
 
 
 
 

OUR VALUES
THE J2 DIFFERENCE

CONNECTION

When we work together, amazing things can happen. You bring your dreams, we bring our knowledge. The relationship we build will result in a journey that will not only educate and inspire but will allow you to connect with each other and the country in an authentic way.

SERVICE

We are proud to provide outstanding educational experiences. We have a strong sense of what works and what doesn’t. From the moment you decide to travel with us till the day you get home, we’re behind the scenes taking care of every little detail so your journey with us is carefree and enjoyable.

KNOWLEDGE

You can’t miss our team’s excitement and passion for knowledge.
It’s so integral to who we are that you will experience it in every aspect of your journey. Our expert educators, who are knowledgeable, engaging and fun, will take you behind-the-scenes so that you can get a raw and authentic feel of the place you are visiting.

INNOVATION

The world is forever changing, and we are forever learning. From technological to educational innovations, we connect past, present, and future. Go back in time to ancient Jerusalem, find the best restaurant in Tel Aviv with our app (coming soon), interact with top-tier speakers about the issues of the day. There is always more to discover.

 

 

START PLANNING LET’S EXPLORE.

Whether you have a journey in mind, want to join a featured trip, or simply want to explore, drop us a note. We work really hard to be a loved travel company that delivers amazing and memorable experiences. So please do not be surprised when we say “yes” to every reasonable request you make!

     
     

    Just like you we're concerned for the future. And like you, J2 stands for equality, tolerance, pluralism, and true democracy.