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Keizerstraat 82, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Definitely must visit place when in Paramaribo.Real gem,piece of surinamese history.Very old wooden building.Little museum attached.Very interesting source if you want to know abt jewish settlement in Suriname.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank matej f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the synagogue is smaller than the mosque nearby but it has a lot of history from almost 300 years ago.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

Interesting jewish historical building with graveyard en Mikwe. Local guides can explain its history and the jewish presence in Suriname since the 16/1700's.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

This is a synagogue that you cannot miss. Built in 1723 it is one of the oldest continuously operating synagogues in the Western Hemisphere. It is absolutely stunning and beautiful inside. The white sand floor give it in otherworldly feel to it. The Bimah and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Repsaw
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This building is a bit off the beaten track. To get inside you have to go on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. The exterior is however worth seeing if you're nearby, and the pure interest in seeing a synagogue sited next to a mosque, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

Very impressive synagogue, wish they were open. No one answer the phone there. Have called many times. Like the synagogue in Curacao, this one too, has a send floor.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

The Neveh Shalom Synagogue is a wooden building looking more like a mansion than a typical religious temple. The inside is charming with wooden fixtures and a floor totally covered in sand. One explanation for this is to remind worshippers of the 40 years in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

During my stays in Paramaribo I often walked along the synagogue but it was always closed. However, by joining a city tour on a Monday I finally could visit the synagogue as it was especially open for this morning tour. I was surprised to see...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Huib Jan K
Reviewed March 24, 2018

We were lucky enough to be in Paramaribo for the correct Friday night when services were being conducted. So, after looking for a while for the entrance through a locked gate behind the synagogue, we finally got in to attend the services. They have no...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank DougS51
Reviewed December 7, 2017

There were Jews in Suriname since the 17th century, when the Portuguese Inquisition drove them out of Brazil. In the early 18th century, land was purchased in Paramaribo for the construction of a synagogue.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from Repsaw | Reviewed this property |
Escorted tours are on Monday and Wednesday 10 AM to 12 PM. Various holidays and Shabbat services are offered at other times.