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During my stays in Paramaribo I often walked along the synagogue but it was always closed. However... read more

Reviewed yesterday
huib
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
Fascinating experience to attend Friday night services here during Sukkot

We were lucky enough to be in Paramaribo for the correct Friday night when services were being... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
DougS51
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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

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.

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.

Thank eduardosalvadort
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.

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

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a mixed Ashkanazi and Sephardic synagogue. The interior has a balcony for women and other area below for men. Rather than a standard floor, it is covered with sand reminiscent of being on holy ground like Moses from Mt. Sinai.

Thank Everette I
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A Synagogue right beside Mosque where religion is not our enemy and respect one an other, the Synagogue in his most precious way as if it was more than a 100 years ago.

Thank pancho169
Reviewed 11 August 2016

So wonderful to see such a historic site so well preserved and cared for. The sand floors add an element of intrigue, and the fact that the Synagogue is still in use makes it that much more special.

Thank Nattitude
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The unique floor is certainly worth checking out. The building in itself is also beautiful and filled with history. The staff on the grounds are very friendly and will tell you all about the history and background of the synagogue and the local Jewish community....More

Thank Fernando C
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