Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim

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Built in 1833, this National Historic Landmark since 2001 has served the Jewish population on the island for over 175 years. Come explore the St. Thomas Synagogue and learn about this active minority and how they have become a welcomed part of the island's heritage.

Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim

What to Expect

In addition to being an active synagogue for the Jewish religious, this building also serves as a information center and historical exhibit on Jewish history in the Caribbean.

Originally built in 1833, the original mahogany pews and bima are still on display at the synagogue.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim may choose to book their trip in downtown Charlotte Amalie, since travelers to this region of the Virgin Islands will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. Although the region isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll nevertheless find a reasonable selection of lodgings to choose from.

Hotels near Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim
Hotel Type Distance Direction
The Crystal Palace B & B 0.0 mi. (0.6 km) W
Bellavista Bed and Breakfast B & B 0.0 mi. (0.6 km) NW
Bunker Hill Hotel B & B 0.1 mi. (0.4 km) ENE
Galleon House Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.1 mi. (0.3 km) E
Hotel 1829 Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) E
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) E
The Inn at Blackbeard's Castle Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.4 km) ENE

Location and What's Nearby

Guests at Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim will be able to find one or two outdoor activity options like golfing and taking to the coast within traveling distance. Guests interested in trying out their aptitude at the golf course, might want to do so at the closest golfing opportunity, which is Mahogany Run Public Golf Course. Lazy days can also be planned at Magens Bay, the most close-by beach. Though the selection might be scarce, a few other equally enjoyable outdoor activities to choose from nearby. You will also find additional other local attractions within a reasonable distance. Not far away are another pair of alluring attractions close by--Dutch Reformed Church and Haagensen House.


Operating Hours

The main office at the synagogue is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, as well as on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are a few holidays in which the synagogue is closed to the public. They are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, the first and seventh days of Pesach, Memorial Day, Shavuot, Independence Day, Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, the first and eighth days of Sukkot, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


There is no cost to worship in or visit the synagogue.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (340) 774-4312 Or (340) 774-3249



Location: 15 Crystal Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas


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