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Indescribable

The trek up the hill is formidable but once you enter you are immediately in history. The... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
RepUSA
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Wanaque, New Jersey
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Worth the Trek up the Hill

This historic synagogue is breathtaking in its history and furnishings. It is wonderfully... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
Justus5NY
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Long Island, NY
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Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active synagogue in the U.S. territories.more
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

The trek up the hill is formidable but once you enter you are immediately in history. The Holocaust is not the only form of obscenity where Jews were targeted for annihilation. In the 16 century Sephardics were fleeing the Spanish Inquisition. I am a convinced...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2017

This historic synagogue is breathtaking in its history and furnishings. It is wonderfully maintained, with the original sand floors (you will learn the meaning of the sand floors from the docent). The guide was friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable, herself a congregant and longtime resident of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

Historic jewish heritage, part of the island history. Well maintained, friendly guidance on site and a must visit historic site.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

I have visited the synagogue before but it still is well worth the visit. The history is incredible. There are members who are there every day to act as docents explaining everything. The gift shop has a very nice variety at reasonable prices. Every time...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

It's a long hike uphill, especially on a warm humid afternoon, but the beautifully restored and maintained synagogue is cooler inside, especially on the upper pews where the breezes blow through. Those pews are the original mahogany. Try to imagine the crystal chandeliers with all...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

Beautiful synagogue with lots of history. Informative care taker as well. Very welcoming atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Four of us trudged up the hill to get here but were very happy we did. The docent was very informative and very eager to share her appreciation for the synagogue. The sandy floor was unique. The architecture was fresh. The gift shop was nicely...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

A friend recommended we visit the synagogue while in St Thomas. The time spent there was worth the effort to find the location. We learned much about the history of the building and the people who have worshiped there. You don't have to be Jewish...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I've never been inside a synagogue, and I'm certain I may not be in another one quite like this one. It has a beautiful interior and sand floors that pack a lot of history behind them. There's also a lot of information about the artist...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank elz60338
Reviewed June 1, 2016

Jews first settled in the Virgin Islands in 1655 under Danish rule. They purchased a cemetery in 1750 and founded the congregation in 1796. The first synagogue was built in 1803 but burned down. The present building was dedicated in 1833, which makes it the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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