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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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Historical jewish heritage

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

Reviewed December 30, 2016
Samuel S
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Leland, North Carolina
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Leland, North Carolina
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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.

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Tampa, Florida
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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 I ma in St Thomas I go there and will do so in the future.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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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 the candle lit [it only happens on Yom Kippur]. The ladies who volunteer there are... More 

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Thank maggie p
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed November 7, 2016

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

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Thank RWFranks
Lexington Park,MD
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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 stocked. And although we didn't use them, we were told that the bathrooms were very... More 

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Groveland, Florida
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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 to find things of interest and insights to gain there.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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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 Camille Pissarro. Very neat place and I highly recommend visiting! Side note: Make sure someone... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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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 oldest synagogue in continuous use under the American flag. This synagogue is open to tour... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

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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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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