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Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue

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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Description: Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active...
Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active synagogue in the U.S. territories.
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We were given a warm and friendly welcome at this historic synagogue. The members of the community made us feel right at home. It has a fabulous history and is recommended for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were given a warm and friendly welcome at this historic synagogue. The members of the community made us feel right at home. It has a fabulous history and is recommended for a visit.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We stepped into the church. Just beautiful history of the island and captures history. The grounds are manicured and well taken care of.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Meaning the Congregation of Blessing, Peace and Loving Deeds but better known as the St Thomas Synagogue, the congregation was founded in 1796 and is the oldest Hebrew congregation in the United States and the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere. The current synagogue building, located on Crystal Gade, two blocks north of Main Street and one block west of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

amazing beautiful synagogue.... the story and history work the step climb... and the sand floor..!!!! check out the shop .. handmade jewelry nothing you have ever seen ... anywhere else ....

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The caretaker at the Synagogue gave us a history lesson of the diaspora of the Jews in the 16th /17th century. It was a spectatular building in the middle of a residential area in town. Worth the visit to the gift store for a treasured memory handmade in most cases.

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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Who knew that St. Thomas has the oldest Jewish Synagogue in the entire Western Hemisphere? This is not a huge building but centrally located and interesting to speak with the local Rabbi who is a walking history book if you can arrange it. They have a lot of history recorded for the Virgin Islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is one of the few historical attractions in St Thomas. The synagogue is in regular use and has a wonderful and beautiful building both inside and outside. Very well maintained with a small informative museum and a gift shop. The cantor gives regular talks as there are lots of visitors mainly from cruise ships. She explains the history of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

beautiful synagogue sand floor very intersting historical site definitely a place to see while you are in the islands

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My son and I visited while we were on our family trip. Being that this is one of the oldest synagogues in the world, it is definitely worth a stop. My son loves history, and while this is small, it's very serene, cool inside, and there is a small museum at the back (the staff described it as the world's... More 

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Irvine ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Beautiful synagogue. It is important to watch the video so you can appreciate the history of the Temple and the members , about 100 families belong and there are about 1000 Jewish families on St. Thomas

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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. Thomas  >  Charlotte Amalie

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