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

Downtown Charlotte Amalie is a good option for those wishing to visit Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim, since those staying in this region of the Virgin Islands will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There is a reasonably good selection of hotels around the neighborhood surrounding Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim.

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 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) E
Windward Passage Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.3 km) E
At Home in the Tropics Bed & Breakfast B & B 0.2 mi. (1.4 km) E
The Green Iguana Hotel Hotel 0.2 mi. (0.5 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite viewing this historic site, you're in luck, since you'll find a wide variety of dining options in this area. Trenchtown Rock Jamaican Bar & Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The dining establishment is a small distance away, but far enough that you will decide to make arrangements for taking advantage of a particular type of transportation to arrive. Also near Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegmiluth Hasidim you and your group will have options like Coconuts Bar & Grill and Cuzzin's Caribbean Restaurant & Bar where you and your group shouldn't end your meal without trying their specialty, barbecue, among others.

Information

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.

Payment

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, downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Website: http://www.synagogue.vi/

Email: hebrewcong@islands.vi

 

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