Toldot

TOLDOT, in Hebrew, means chronicles, we aim to uncover and share fascinating Jewish history through the unveiling of narrative.

Toldot Barcelona is a innovate tour company, a branch of the cultural platform, Mozaika. We provide walking tours and cultural experience of Jewish Barcelona.

As in Mozaika, our vision is to promote relationships between the Jewish community and greater society, providing opportunities for an interchange of ideas, education, debate and creativity, contributing to a greater knowledge and understanding of Jewish culture. We believe Catalonia’s history and location is unique, and deserves to be shared in a rigorous and true manner, honouring the space. We believe our tours, combined with an intimate food experience, will provide a frame of interchange between Jewish communities, between Catalans and Catalan Jews (and their shared history) and create an environment where people can share their history on common ground.

Mission / Vision Statement

Toldot, in Hebrew, means chronicles, we aim to uncover and share Catalonia’s Jewish history through the unveiling of narrative. Toldot Barcelona is a innovate tour company, a branch of the Jewish cultural platform, Mozaika; a non-profit organization, created with the intention of contributing to a greater knowledge and understanding of Jewish culture. As in Mozaika, our vision is to promote relationships between the Jewish community and greater society. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for an exchange of ideas, education, debate and creativity.

Our proposal: to provide walking tours of Jewish Barcelona in a new an innovative way. Through the concept of “The Storytelling Tour”, we want approach to historical spaces in a different way, through documents, images, poetry, interactivity and emotion. Our vision is to create a company where the tourist can really connect to space, story and people.

Our routes are the result of a deep investigation and collaboration with the University of Barcelona, where I was a former student. The first route, Medieval Jews in Barcelona, discovers the history of the Jews during the middle ages, exploring Jewish life, important figures, relationships within society, the Aljama, and unveiled through documents (Medieval maps, poems, respsonsas) to give a give a real and lived experience of the space, and a deeper understanding of how Catalonia was different to other communities in the Iberian peninsula. The second, The Centenary, deals with the return of Jews to Barcelona, where the Jewish community was re-established in 191, next year we will celebrate this centenary. Here, we will uncover forgotten histories of Jews in the city, the return of the Jewish community, the movement through civil and world wars, discovering the people who lived and created in these times. A story completely unknown in the frame of tourism.

Initially, we plan to work with walking routes located in Barcelona, however, our dream is to branch routes throughout Catalonia, continuing the research and exploration of the rich and unique Jewish history Catalonia has to offer. We will also offer the option of a food experience, where the guest will be cooked for by a local. This opens the idea of debate around a dinner table, shared experience and connection: an environment for local people to share their own stories with visitors.

We believe Catalonia’s history and location is unique, and deserves to be shared in a rigorous and true manner, honouring the space. We believe our tours, combined with an intimate food experience, will provide a frame of interchange between Jewish communities, between Catalans and Catalan Jews (and their shared history) and create an environment where people share their history on  common ground.