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Address: A. Lacle Blvd. # 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: (297) 582-3272
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one of the oldest synagogues in the islands

It is only one block off the main street in Oranjestad but get directions before you start out. We didn't but eventually found it. It is small by North American standards but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2016
nat1225
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

It is only one block off the main street in Oranjestad but get directions before you start out. We didn't but eventually found it. It is small by North American standards but welcoming and with an interesting history. You don't have to be Jewish to feel the warmth and caring of the community.

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westchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

A wonderful, small group of people welcomed us graciously! We enjoyed the experience and suggest you visit.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We always enjoy meeting people fom all walks of life. We arrived right before services, and were greeted by te rabbi. There were about 50 people in all, most of them tourists. People dressed differrnyy, from shorts, to a more moderate, modest dress. Men and women sit together, the service is held in english and hebrew. Afterwards, everyone is welcome... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is the only synagogue in Oranjestad. It is Conservative. They hold services every Friday night and are very welcoming. If you are looking to celebrate Shabbat, this is the place to go.

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Nutts Corner, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A wonderful place to understand the influence that its practitioners had and continue to have on the Island.

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boston, mass.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Beth Israel Synagogue is a conservative temple in Oranjestad, Aruba which we visited on Friday night for services. We were warmly welcomed by the Rabbi and his wife and enjoyed a festive and beautiful service. We were struck by the young local men and women who attended services, as well as the number of visitors to the island who attended.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Some wouldn't expect a synagogue on an island this small, but we've attended Fri night services for years. The parishioners are always very welcome and very diverse.

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Unfortunately, we only saw the temple when it was closed. However, it was nice to see that Jewish communities exist in the least likely places. Made sure to snap some photos of my wife in front of the temple to show our friends.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We contacted the rabbi and were asked to speak at the Friday night services. The rabbi and his wife are friendly and knowledgeable. I thought the synagogue was lovely. The service was spirited with lots of singing. The locals participated as well as some tourists. I gather this is typical. At the kiddush many people wanted to speak with us... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

On our 3rd visit to Aruba, we finally made it to the synagogue! The last time we went to the island, we also went to Curacao with one of my main interests, in addition to seeing another island, being to visit the very old synagogue there. It was really amazing. Beth Israel on Aruba was not nearly as ornate a... More 

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