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Definitely must visit place when in Paramaribo.Real gem,piece of surinamese history.Very old wooden building.Little museum attached.Very interesting
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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
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
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
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
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
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.