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Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue, Charlotte Amalie
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Visit Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue to uncover the rich history packed within a relatively small building. One of the oldest synagogues on U.S. soil, this building has held a weekly service since its construction in 1833. Wonder inside to admire the pews, altar, and the bimah, all of which are carved from mahogany. You'll notice that the synagogue has a sand floor, which allegedly represents the Israelite journey through the deserts of Egypt. Visit with a guide for an in-depth explanation of the building, or pick up a brochure and go at your own pace. By using our Charlotte Amalie vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Beracha Veshalom Vegimulth Hasidim Synagogue and other attractions in Charlotte Amalie.
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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 hav... read more »
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 ... read more »
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 p... read more »
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