Visiting the Second Oldest Jewish Synagogue on the Western Hemisphere in St. Thomas, USVI

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I stumbled upon the second oldest Jewish synagogue on the Western Hemisphere! So unplanned yet sounds so luxurious!

Historical fact – There in Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, lies on the Raadet_s Gade street, one block past Main Street. You would never know it is there unless someone told you or you saw it on the tourist map! Up quite the steep hill, here’s what it looks like from the outside:


There is Rabbi parking only – go them! It’s quite nice although I missed visiting hours (I was too early!)…next time!


Visiting Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


It was built in 1796 originally and hasn’t suffered too much damage except for maybe one hurricane along the years. For such an age it does stay in good condition!

Fun Fact: The oldest Jewish synagogue in the Western Hemisphere is located in Barbados.