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Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
+1 340-774-4312
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Can't Miss Stop for History Buffs

Beautiful synagogue with a rich history. The caretakers we met were the friendliest people we met... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2015
littlelyons15
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Boston, Massachusetts
the oldest of them all

Yes, it is the oldest sinagogue on this side of the world. Dont be suprised walking on the sund... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2015
NIVOLA1892
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Sephardic Jews fleeing the Spanish Inquisition built the oldest active synagogue in the U.S. territories.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

Beautiful synagogue with a rich history. The caretakers we met were the friendliest people we met on the Island and had a vast knowledge of all features and history of the building. A must see for any history buffs visiting the island.

4  Thank littlelyons15
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Yes, it is the oldest sinagogue on this side of the world. Dont be suprised walking on the sund , yes , that is how used to be in old days, Just a short walk from main street you will find it next to a...More

2  Thank NIVOLA1892
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

It's small but packs in a lot of history. The mahogany wood along with the white interior and sand floor is striking. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Les L
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The Synagogue is very old. We were able to get a tour and the tourgide provided quite a bit of information on the history not just of the church but of the island as well.

Thank George L
Reviewed 13 August 2015

This is a must see while you're in St. Thomas. This is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere and the history is fascinating.

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We were given a warm and friendly welcome at this historic synagogue. The members of the community made us feel right at home. It has a fabulous history and is recommended for a visit.

1  Thank Helen O
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We stepped into the church. Just beautiful history of the island and captures history. The grounds are manicured and well taken care of.

Thank vicki1971
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Meaning the Congregation of Blessing, Peace and Loving Deeds but better known as the St Thomas Synagogue, the congregation was founded in 1796 and is the oldest Hebrew congregation in the United States and the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere. The current synagogue building,...More

6  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 31 December 2014

amazing beautiful synagogue.... the story and history work the step climb... and the sand floor..!!!! check out the shop .. handmade jewelry nothing you have ever seen ... anywhere else ....

1  Thank suelesUsa
Reviewed 27 September 2014

The caretaker at the Synagogue gave us a history lesson of the diaspora of the Jews in the 16th /17th century. It was a spectatular building in the middle of a residential area in town. Worth the visit to the gift store for a treasured...More

3  Thank srmpuravida0
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