Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue, Paramaribo

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Observe the deep Jewish roots of the Surinamese capital by visiting Neveh Shalom Jewish Synagogue, a place of worship established and built by the Ashkenazi community of Jews in Paramaribo in 1719. Head inside and survey the unusual sandy floor--purportedly a reminder of the Hebrews' 40 years spent in the desert after exodus from Egypt. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore one of the oldest synagogues in the Western hemisphere. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Paramaribo trip simple and quick.
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  • September 1, 2017
    This synagogue is very big and old. We could not enter because it was closed and there was no one, but you can admire from the outside. There are also the tombstones on the side. He doesn't amaze be exactly next to a mosque.
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  • April 22, 2017
    Paramaribo's synagogue Neve Shalom (oasis of peace) is located next to a mosque and not far from churches, a symbol of the religious tolerance in this city. One wishes that it stays an oasis of peace,...  more »
  • April 15, 2017
    PLUS: Stay at the Mall and easy to find. Next there is an Islamic Temple which is very different and there is no conflict between religions. DOWNSIDE: not open to visitations.
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Paramaribo is packed with guesthouses, which make this town an extremely appealing destination for backpackers. The least expensive option in town, some of these establishments offer very basic rooms and shared restrooms without hot water--ask about on-site facilities before checking in. Dozens of mid-range hotels provide a more suitable option for families with kids, business travelers, and anyone else looking for a few more perks. If you're planning to stay longer, consider renting a furnished apartment in a residential neighborhood.
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