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Beth Israel Synagogue

A. Lacle Blvd. #2 | P.O.Box 655, Oranjestad, Aruba
(297) 582-3272
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Ranked #8 of 26 Attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: There is a small local jewish community in Aruba reinforced by tourists, with Friday night services at 8.00 pm. The temple is an attractive building... more »
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A small conservative synagogue that makes you feel a little closer to home that you thought possible.

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Bellerose Manor, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We spent he last night of our vacation at services in Beth Israel! the conservative synagogue in Aruba. what a great way to end. There were approximately 45 people attending, everyone was warm and welcoming. The service, all in Hebrew, had a guide got help those who did not read Hebrew. The service was approximately 40 minutes and followed by... More

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schenectady, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife and I have been going to Aruba since 1993 and we became Off Shore members since then. we love being with the local people and have made many friend with them. I don't go to often at home but look forward to going in Aruba. the services are short and enjoyablele especaly when Caption Peters does the service.

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Great Neck, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I had the very great privilege to serve as visiting Rabbi for the Beth Israel synagogue in Aruba for 5 years in the mid 1990's. I was warmly welcomed by the President and Secretary, treated to marvelous hospitality and had great nachas in conducting Shabbat services, teaching Bar and Bat Mitzvah children and sharing Jewish history and Biblical literature with... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A wonderful way to appreciate the Jewish presence in ARUBA and what it has and currently does contribute to the history and the ongoing business of the ARUBA. The building itself is interesting but, if you are a practitioner (or not) and you are in ARUBA during a HOLIDAY or a WEEKEND then participation with the congregation is an exceptional... More

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Bethesda, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We attended the services on Friday evening at 7:30 (the times posted said both 7:30 and 8 PM so we came early) and found the congregation to be a mixture of locals and tourists like ourselves. People were very friendly and we ended up driving a couple from Long Island back to their hotel

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Jewish presence and heritage in ARUBA is alive and well and teh Synagogue is the focal point of all of that. The congregagtion and its leaders are quite cordial and informative. Whether you are Jewish or not a trip to the Synagogue is well worthwhile. And if you are Jewish, participation with this congregation is highly recommended because it... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Near downtown in residential area. Friday evening Shabbat service was very nice! Amazing to see so many ethnic groups represented! Nice to see a Synagogue in a resort area.

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