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Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

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Address: Hanchi Snoa 29 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
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Gigi Scheper was our Jewish Heritage Tour Guide. This one very intelligent woman. She is a wealth of information.

Fabulous Tour of the Jewish Community! Be ready to walk and bring a beverage...she stops at the cemetery and it gets pretty hot. She does NOT provide water like the other tours... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous Tour of the Jewish Community! Be ready to walk and bring a beverage...she stops at the cemetery and it gets pretty hot. She does NOT provide water like the other tours. She is truly a Do NOT Miss!!

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

If you are going into town, spend a few minutes to see some history. It is not a typical synagogue like you will see elsewhere. It was amazing to see sand as the floor of the synagogue and read why in the history. The museum has some very old artifacts that are worth seeing and will not take you hours... More 

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BEACH AREA NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Had to stop in and see this historical building and museum. Beautiful original lbue glass windows and sand on the floor of the Synagogue. I am Christian and felt the reverence of this building but I imagine people of Jewish faith would truly appreciate the history

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visiting the museum with Jewish friends and learned a lot about the religious practices at this temple ,as well as the fine craftsmanship of the wood workers, masons and metal smiths from the late 17th century. The sand floor was especially surprising but fitting. All the artifacts they have managed to keep over the centuries is impressive too.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

So glad we visited this centuries old building and museum. Ask why the floors are sand. They had numerous historical artifacts and items you will not see any place else.

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Conshohocken, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I believe this is the oldest Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. This Synagogue has a sand floor. Imagine praying and thinking of the beach at the same time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

For those who are interested in old synagogues and history, this is a priceless stop. A real bit of history. For $10 per person, (kids under 13 free, I believe) a great look at the past. My wife and I loved it!

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Iroquois, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

We had missed visiting this site the last time we were in Willemstad so on our return vacation made this a priority. It is hugely engaging and while small you should commit at least an hour to really take it all in.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The historical Jewish Museum is interesting of items of years gone by in the Jewish religion, there is not a lot to see but what there is, is of interest, if you are Jewish then these displays will have alot of meaning to you, but the displays have cards that describe what is on display. This is worth a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Plan one hour. Museum contains a scroll from 1300s Spain - before the Inquisition. Unique items on display. So much history to contemplate.

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