So many synagogues have not survived. It was emotional to realize that this one has seen so much and is still standing.
About Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue
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A real hidden treasure. It's not an average synagogue. It is a place plenty of history and the best is that it is in use. Don't miss the museum!
A remarkable and beautiful synagogue (oldest in the Caribbean after the one in St. Thomas) and very interesting museum. You can learn about the many contributions the Jewish community has made to Curacao. What a treasure. If you have limited time, this site is certainly...More
This is a beautiful ancient historical synagogue that is still working . However if you actually want to go to a service, I would heartily recommend the Ashkenazi Synagogue Shaarei Tsedek on Magdalenaweg. The community are wonderful. The service is orthodox but people of all...More
We were down in Curacao for a week of diving. So wanted to experience the Jewish heritage of the island. We did the self guided tour which was quit inspiring. We returned for Friday night service. Very welcoming by the congregation. Service was reform and...More
Very thrilling to be in the oldest continuing Synagogue in the Americas - with a sand floor! The Synagogue and adjacent Museum was very nice. It was very accessble to find. For travelers who also want to learn something, we would recommend this.
It's a self guided tour of the Sephardic Synagogue (free) and the related museum (fee). The Jewish presence on Curacao goes back to the 1700's and this Synagogue has been in continuous use since it was built. The artifacts in the museum (no photos) do...More
The synagogue is located next to the Jewish Cultural Historical Museum in Punda and open to the public ($10.00 entrance fee with access to the museum). The most surprising was the sand floor and the simplicity of the inside. A very peaceful place to visit...More
I was interested in visiting this synagogue simply because of it's age and history. There is a small museum in the back that has an interesting collection on display.
I found the synagogue and the museum beautiful and so interesting. I learned a lot about the Jewish community in Curacao. I really wish that there were more locally made products relating to the synagogue in the gift shop for purchase. A lot of what...More