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Address: A. Lacle Blvd. # 2, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 3272
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Unfortunately, I found out about shul in Aruba a day before we left to US. I was very disappointed about it. We planning to attend Aruba next year again. I will attend synagogue... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2016
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Unfortunately, I found out about shul in Aruba a day before we left to US. I was very disappointed about it. We planning to attend Aruba next year again. I will attend synagogue for sue.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

It is only one block off the main street in Oranjestad but get directions before you start out. We didn't but eventually found it. It is small by North American standards but welcoming and with an interesting history. You don't have to be Jewish to feel the warmth and caring of the community.

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westchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

A wonderful, small group of people welcomed us graciously! We enjoyed the experience and suggest you visit.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We always enjoy meeting people fom all walks of life. We arrived right before services, and were greeted by te rabbi. There were about 50 people in all, most of them tourists. People dressed differrnyy, from shorts, to a more moderate, modest dress. Men and women sit together, the service is held in english and hebrew. Afterwards, everyone is welcome... More 

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Fulton, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is the only synagogue in Oranjestad. It is Conservative. They hold services every Friday night and are very welcoming. If you are looking to celebrate Shabbat, this is the place to go.

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Nutts Corner, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

A wonderful place to understand the influence that its practitioners had and continue to have on the Island.

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boston, mass.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Beth Israel Synagogue is a conservative temple in Oranjestad, Aruba which we visited on Friday night for services. We were warmly welcomed by the Rabbi and his wife and enjoyed a festive and beautiful service. We were struck by the young local men and women who attended services, as well as the number of visitors to the island who attended.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

Some wouldn't expect a synagogue on an island this small, but we've attended Fri night services for years. The parishioners are always very welcome and very diverse.

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Unfortunately, we only saw the temple when it was closed. However, it was nice to see that Jewish communities exist in the least likely places. Made sure to snap some photos of my wife in front of the temple to show our friends.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We contacted the rabbi and were asked to speak at the Friday night services. The rabbi and his wife are friendly and knowledgeable. I thought the synagogue was lovely. The service was spirited with lots of singing. The locals participated as well as some tourists. I gather this is typical. At the kiddush many people wanted to speak with us... More 

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