A friend recommended we visit the synagogue while in St Thomas. The time spent there was worth the effort to find the location. We learned much about the history of the building and the people who have worshiped there. You don't have to be Jewish to find things of interest and insights to gain there.
I've never been inside a synagogue, and I'm certain I may not be in another one quite like this one. It has a beautiful interior and sand floors that pack a lot of history behind them. There's also a lot of information about the artist Camille Pissarro. Very neat place and I highly recommend visiting! Side note: Make sure someone... 更多
Jews first settled in the Virgin Islands in 1655 under Danish rule. They purchased a cemetery in 1750 and founded the congregation in 1796. The first synagogue was built in 1803 but burned down. The present building was dedicated in 1833, which makes it the oldest synagogue in continuous use under the American flag. This synagogue is open to tour... 更多
This is a must-see for anyone interested in Jewish heritage. This is the oldest synagogue in continuous use under the American flag and the second oldest in the western hemisphere. The tour guide gave us a very good history of the congregation and showed us the facilities. The Torah's are just beautiful! Maybe one of my children will get married... 更多
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.
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 beatiufull two story building with large balcony. Sinagogue still does its functions weekly, and please... 更多
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.
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.
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.