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Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue

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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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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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Beautiful Synagogue

This is a must-see for anyone interested in Jewish heritage. This is the oldest synagogue in continuous use under the American flag and the second oldest in the western... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rjh8115
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see for anyone interested in Jewish heritage. This is the oldest synagogue in continuous use under the American flag and the second oldest in the western hemisphere. The tour guide gave us a very good history of the congregation and showed us the facilities. The Torah's are just beautiful! Maybe one of my children will get married... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Beautiful synagogue with a rich history. The caretakers we met were the friendliest people we met on the Island and had a vast knowledge of all features and history of the building. A must see for any history buffs visiting the island.

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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Yes, it is the oldest sinagogue on this side of the world. Dont be suprised walking on the sund , yes , that is how used to be in old days, Just a short walk from main street you will find it next to a beatiufull two story building with large balcony. Sinagogue still does its functions weekly, and please... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

It's small but packs in a lot of history. The mahogany wood along with the white interior and sand floor is striking. Definitely worth a visit.

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New Boston, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The Synagogue is very old. We were able to get a tour and the tourgide provided quite a bit of information on the history not just of the church but of the island as well.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a must see while you're in St. Thomas. This is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere and the history is fascinating.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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