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Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active synagogue in the U.S. territories.
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australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Norway
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Sand on the floor, rather old fashioned posters to tell the history of the Jewish community in the Virgin Islands. Not wery much to see, but interesting to have ben there.

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A beautiful old Synagogue that has changed with the times, transforming itself as the population changes. You must know that it's up a very steep hill. When we got off of the cruise line, we asked about a taxi to the synagogue. They charged us an extra dollar each for the ride. ($5 instead of $4!) The best value of... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
3 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We visited the Synagogue and were invited to a service on Friday evening. The people were very friendly, and the service was very nice with music.

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The synagogue is located on the top of the hill and is definitely worth a bit of a hike to see it. It is a beautiful building with a sand floor. There is a video which explains the synagogue's history and explains the reason for the sand. Even though we were not there during a service, there was a very... More

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

As we were walking around town there was a group of men with travelers menorahs and dreidels. They gave us a menorah on the 5th day of Chanakah and some dreidels to take with us. Thanks so much, Shalom

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Citrus Springs, Florida
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

after visiting the synagogue in curacao, we wanted to see the 2nd oldest in the western hemisphere. Cantor Diane was awesome and even open the ark to allow use a view of the awesome torahs.the struggles and the faith of this small congregation is empowering. consider becoming a chai member for $36 a year. The synagogue is up a steep... More

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