This was a fascinating museum with items dating back to the 1700's when the synagogue was built. It's definite must-see when visiting Curacao.
Not to be missed. The Jewish culture in Curaçao is extremely interesting and its historical significance is well captured in this museum. This is a must
This museum is filled with artifacts from all over the world, and shows the history of Jews in the New World. Many fascinating items - Haggadot in Portuguese, a long-used silver tray for breaking the glass at Jewish weddings, special chairs for the Bris. Lots to see and absorb.
Jewish cultural historical museum located right next to the oldest synagogue in the Western hemisphere. It contains unique artifacts like ancient Torah scroll that was written prior to Jewish exile from Spain in 1492. It is also a home to the unique facts about life of Sephardic Jews on this beautiful island of Curacao. I read with a great pride... More
This is combined with the synagogue beautiful and incredible to see. The visit includes a very impressive museum and the oldest working synagogue in the westrn hemisphere. I have been here more than once. You should also walk around the neighborhood and also see the other synagogue building a couple of blocks away that has been converted into a municipal... More
Having seen other more impressive museums chronicling the rich and yet sad history of the Jewish diaspora, this one is small but does a decent job of representing local Jewish history. The Museum is inside the Mikve Israel Synagogue compound, the oldest functioning synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Various religious artifacts such as menorahs, torahs, scrolls, etc. are on display... More
I search all over for this site and when I finally found it (which shouldn't have been that hard), I couldn't get in. They want $10 USD to enter, but won't take credit cards and won't make change for larger bills (e.g. $100). I left without seeing it. They obviously want visitors, or they won't have a reception set up... More
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