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Beth Israel Synagogue
Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife and I have been going to Aruba since 1993 and we became Off Shore members since then. we love being with the local people and have made many friend with them. I don't go to often at home but look forward to going in Aruba. the services are short and enjoyablele especaly when Caption Peters does the service.

7  Thank deisner
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

I had the very great privilege to serve as visiting Rabbi for the Beth Israel synagogue in Aruba for 5 years in the mid 1990's. I was warmly welcomed by the President and Secretary, treated to marvelous hospitality and had great nachas in conducting Shabbat services, teaching Bar and Bat Mitzvah children and sharing Jewish history and Biblical literature with the congregation.
The Aruban Jewish community is small in size but great in spirit, devotion, dedication and love for their beautiful synagogue. It was my great honor to serve them.

Rabbi Esor Ben-Sorek, Ph.D.

8  Thank EWB196
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

A wonderful way to appreciate the Jewish presence in ARUBA and what it has and currently does contribute to the history and the ongoing business of the ARUBA. The building itself is interesting but, if you are a practitioner (or not) and you are in ARUBA during a HOLIDAY or a WEEKEND then participation with the congregation is an exceptional experience. We highly recommend a visit.

4  Thank ALL-KNOWING-CRITIC
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We attended the services on Friday evening at 7:30 (the times posted said both 7:30 and 8 PM so we came early) and found the congregation to be a mixture of locals and tourists like ourselves. People were very friendly and we ended up driving a couple from Long Island back to their hotel

6  Thank Robert L
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

The Jewish presence and heritage in ARUBA is alive and well and teh Synagogue is the focal point of all of that. The congregagtion and its leaders are quite cordial and informative. Whether you are Jewish or not a trip to the Synagogue is well worthwhile. And if you are Jewish, participation with this congregation is highly recommended because it a very unique one. If you are in Aruba during a Jewish Holiday then the experience is enhanced that much more.

8  Thank OMNISCIENT_ONE
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