Siting at the crossroad of ancient trade routes, political and economical impact of ancient empires , Mongol invasions and Russian Tsarist repressions, Central Asia became an astonishing cultural and religious interweaving.
We conduct unique faith-based tours through Central Asia:
Jewish Heritage at the Great Silk Road
The term “Bukharan Jews” refers to the Central Asian Jews of the khanate of Bukhara, those of Samarkand, and the Ferghana Valley. Today, the region is divided between the former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The majority of Bukharan Jews live in the Uzbek cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, and Kokand, in Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe, and in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek. Also, a large number of Bukharan Jews have made aliyah and have congregated in Jerusalem. Our tour includes visiting of local synagogues, communities as well as museums and other Silk Road sights.
The History of Mennonites in Central Asia
Thousand of Mennonites moved to Central Asia in the 1880s where they expected Christ's imminent return. They settled in the Talas Valley of Turkestan and in the Khanate of Khiva. They left a remarkable architectural and cultural heritage
Mennonites of Central Asia
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