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This is a synagogue that you cannot miss. Built in 1723 it is one of the oldest continuously... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Repsaw
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Very impressive synagogue, wish they were open.

Very impressive synagogue, wish they were open. No one answer the phone there. Have called many... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Shlomi T
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Nagano, Japan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a synagogue that you cannot miss. Built in 1723 it is one of the oldest continuously operating synagogues in the Western Hemisphere. It is absolutely stunning and beautiful inside. The white sand floor give it in otherworldly feel to it. The Bimah and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Repsaw
Reviewed 19 October 2018

This building is a bit off the beaten track. To get inside you have to go on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. The exterior is however worth seeing if you're nearby, and the pure interest in seeing a synagogue sited next to a mosque, which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Very impressive synagogue, wish they were open. No one answer the phone there. Have called many times. Like the synagogue in Curacao, this one too, has a send floor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The Neveh Shalom Synagogue is a wooden building looking more like a mansion than a typical religious temple. The inside is charming with wooden fixtures and a floor totally covered in sand. One explanation for this is to remind worshippers of the 40 years in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

During my stays in Paramaribo I often walked along the synagogue but it was always closed. However, by joining a city tour on a Monday I finally could visit the synagogue as it was especially open for this morning tour. I was surprised to see...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank huib
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We were lucky enough to be in Paramaribo for the correct Friday night when services were being conducted. So, after looking for a while for the entrance through a locked gate behind the synagogue, we finally got in to attend the services. They have no...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank DougS51
Reviewed 7 December 2017

There were Jews in Suriname since the 17th century, when the Portuguese Inquisition drove them out of Brazil. In the early 18th century, land was purchased in Paramaribo for the construction of a synagogue.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Nhiker
Reviewed 30 November 2017

For any Jewish person visiting Paramaribo, it is worth visiting that old Synagogue where the floor is covered with white sand.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank etrablo
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Again a historical POI in Paramaribo. An authentic synagogue, well maintained with a beautiful interior. Hail white sand as a floor. Outside in the garden, the tombstones can be admired.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank geroldr706
Reviewed 22 April 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, something which had not been the case with the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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