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We actually attended a holiday service (Purim). The congregation was very welcoming, the cantor conducted an enjoyable service and the history and building itself were very interesting. Worth a visit to hear about the early Jewish residents who fled from Spain and found a safe...More
It is very old, singularly unique and an integral institution in the development of Curacao. The Jewish diaspora found a relatively safe place to grow here. The structure symbolizes their fears, and reflects their resilience in its structure and survival.
The synagogue and adjoining museum were a "must see" on our trip to Curacao and we were not disappointed. The museum has many interesting artifacts and gives you a good sense of the history of the Jewish population on the island.
A very interesting place to visit. Historic building with lovely religious architecture and sand floors. Beautiful tombstones and a very interesting small museum about the Jewish culture on the island - but you are not allowed to take photographs in the museum - only in...More
Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere.
According to history Jewish families from Amsterdam founded the congregation in 1651, while the current building was consecrated in 1732 on the eve of the Jewish Passover.
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We enjoyed the synagogue and the adjacent museum. The sand floor was something to experience, and learn about. Somehow it felt like an old New England church or the belly of a whaling ship inside. The structure is stone but the interior is wood.
As the previous person told you, it is very easy to get to the Synagogue wherever your cruise docks.In any case, head to the floating bridge and right after you cross it, there there is a tourist info point where you can... More
As the previous person told you, it is very easy to get to the Synagogue wherever your cruise docks.In any case, head to the floating bridge and right after you cross it, there there is a tourist info point where you can pick up a map. From there, it is not more than 5 minute walk.