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“A nice historical diversion”

St. Thomas Synagogue
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Great for a 15 minute visit, see a beautiful building and learn a bit about the history of the island, Camille Pissaro and the Jewish community in ST.

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere, a five minute walk up the hill from the main shopping street, and very much worth seeing. That being said, it is quite a vertical hike up the street from downtown, and then up the steep building steps -- not for the disabled or infirm. But if you are up to it, you will be rewarded with a beautiful sight, as the synagogue, though small, is very charming and unusual.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We are Jewish and it was interesting to see a piece of history tucked away in the Caribbean. The sand floor is unique and the video about how the place was established and who used it was very interesting.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We aren't Jewish either, but when our church (St Thomas Reformed Church) and the Synagogue held their annual Thanksgiving shared service, we attended eagerly. What a beautiful building! Well kept, filled with history and friendly people willing to share. There's a small museum in the back, and sand floors (yup, beach sand). Ask why when you visit, which you definitely should. Take Nye Gade (the one way street with the handicap parking) from Main Street, across Back Street, past the Reformed Church, and then left onto Crystal Gade (which, of course, isn't marked). Up the hill, and the Synagogue is on the right.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We're not Jewish but found this to be the most interesting land-side place we visited. It's full of history -- including links to our home of Georgia. The cantor sang for the two of us, and the rabbi read from the scrolls. And, they recommended a terrific restaurant nearby.

5  Thank Walter J
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