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Beautiful Synagogue

Stopped in while down town, it has beautiful sand floors and a little museum area in the back with... read more

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Gernald10
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Poznan, Poland
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A moving experience, surprised to find such a treasure in St. Thomas. I recommend spending time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jcarlene96
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South Miami, Florida
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in while down town, it has beautiful sand floors and a little museum area in the back with a wall marking the yahrzeits. The hill getting to it is killer though!

Thank Gernald10
Reviewed 5 days ago

A moving experience, surprised to find such a treasure in St. Thomas. I recommend spending time looking at things like this rather than the commercial attractions. They are just not worth it here. Search for the history save your money, you'll feel better about your...More

Thank jcarlene96
Reviewed 1 week ago

The synagogue is a beautiful building with sand floors. The ark and old scrolls are wonderful to see. This is a hidden gem and should not be missed when visiting St. Thomas.

Thank Beverly R
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We attended Friday night Shabbat services and loved it. The rabbi and his wife took great care of us and invited us to dinner with the congregation after the services. The synagogue is beautiful and full of interesting and important history. Highly recommend!

2  Thank anthonybB7471TL
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is a wonderful piece of history to see. Everything about this synagogue is gorgeous, the sand floors, the hand carved woodwork & the non electric lighting fixtures. They have a tour guide that walks you through the history of the building & gives you...More

2  Thank Elaine L
Reviewed June 4, 2018

One of (if not the) oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere. It has a sand floor, which is typical for synagogues in the West Indies. Definitely worth the visit, even if you are not Jewish

2  Thank Andrew G
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I believe this is the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and it has sand on the floor that I believe commemorates the Israelite Exodus and wandering in the desert for 40 years.

1  Thank SanfordEvans
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

The Synagogue is a must see if you are in St. Thomas! Get the tour, you won’t be disappointed. The artifacts, sand on the floor and travel life of the scrolls are just amazing!!

1  Thank shannoncbrooks0771
Reviewed April 15, 2018

What a joy to discover this synagogue. Beautiful, distinctive, and has an active congregation. Please note that the synagogue sits at the top of a very steep, high hill. The streets are very narrow, there are no sidewalks, and there's plenty of traffic. You need...More

1  Thank TheFlyingMommy
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Tucked up above the Charlottle Amalie downtown is this blue windowed one-room synagogue with its sephardic configuration (viz. parallel seating facing center) and its sand floor (unrelated to recent hurricanes). It now has ceiling fans, but retains the candelabras (although not in use). You are...More

3  Thank Ed G
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jaslosky
July 8, 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
Obviously there is no question. Someone provided information but apparently in the wrong place.
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Diver119
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Scamper56 | Reviewed this property |
Best bet is also to call them directly. We've been able to get exceptions as far as hours go when we've had visiting guests.
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nan100
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Scamper56 | Reviewed this property |
I know they close at 4. Maybe it's 10am(?). I did call before we went there the second time. Parking is at very bottom of hill and synagogue is at very top. Narrow and steep road with virtually non-existent parking on... More
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