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Jewish Synagogue

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Address: Synagogue Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 2464366869
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Oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western hemisphere, dating back to 1654.

Oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western hemisphere, dating back to 1654.

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An Education on Early Jewish History in the Americas

I am so glad we made the effort to walk from dock where the Norwegian Gem dropped us off to explore a little of Barbados and view this very important historical site. This is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so glad we made the effort to walk from dock where the Norwegian Gem dropped us off to explore a little of Barbados and view this very important historical site. This is the oldest synagogue in the Americas. The newly renovated museum provides a comprehensive though easy-to-digest history of the Jews in the Caribbean and on Barbados. I... More 

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Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I toured this synagogue last year and we were fortunate to go inside.it was beautiful, its something rarely seen. We were educated about the history of this very sacred place. The out side had tombstones of people who made great contributions to the Barbadian history. Its a must see.

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Barbados
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The location is ok and has been improved. There are many areas of interest at this location and it's a very eye opening view of the Jews in Barbados.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

As members of the Jewish faith, my wife and I made it a point to visit Nidhe Israel Synagogue before heading off to the beach for the day during our cruise stop on Barbados and it was truly an experience we'll never forget. The sanctuary is beautiful, adorned with many original or restored pieces, and the museum was inspiring --... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We began by taking a look round the museum which was really interesting. The Manager was so helpful and allowed us into the Mikvah - only discovered in 2008 built in 1654, then we went into the synagoue so skillfully renovated. I'm not Jewish but was absolutely fascinated by the history of this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

we spent around an hour and a half there a great museum and ask to see the mikveh. The Synagogue is well restored and the grave stones are fascinating - well worth the visit. The guy who runs the museum and I forget his name is well versed in the history and is great to speak to

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I am not Jewish but I really appreciated this tour. The museum is well done and informative without being overwhelming. I was amazed to hear that this edifice could have been demolished and was at one time in disrepair. Thanks for the restoration and the history lesson. To the manager of the property who greeted me with a warm welcome...Thank... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The museum itself was slightly disappointing because of a lack of true exhibits though i suspect this was due to the fact that that the one built in 1654 was destroyed by a hurricane and the second on the site fell into disrepair after its sale in 1925 until restoration began in 1987. The entrance fee of $12.50 USD per... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The restoration of the old Synagogue is amazing. The Ark (stores Torah) and Bema (where Torah is read) are in immaculate condition of rich dark wood. The stained glass and eternal flame make for beautiful pictures if you have a tri-pod. The mikvah (ritual immersion) was a real find and in excellent shape. Museum has a good history of Jewish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This was a memorable experience as we have never been in a synagogue before. This is the second largest in the world with New York being the largest. It was beautiful inside, looking more like a Catholic Church. The stained glass was brilliant. Most touching was the Tree of Life, an upside down stainless steel menorah with branches and leaves,... More 

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