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“Very worthwhile”

St. Thomas Synagogue
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Baltimore, MD
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very worthwhile”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

This is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western Hemisphere, a five minute walk up the hill from the main shopping street, and very much worth seeing. That being said, it is quite a vertical hike up the street from downtown, and then up the steep building steps -- not for the disabled or infirm. But if you are up to it, you will be rewarded with a beautiful sight, as the synagogue, though small, is very charming and unusual.

Visited December 2012
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Teaneck, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Serious history”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

We are Jewish and it was interesting to see a piece of history tucked away in the Caribbean. The sand floor is unique and the video about how the place was established and who used it was very interesting.

Visited September 2013
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St Thomas
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A piece of history”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We aren't Jewish either, but when our church (St Thomas Reformed Church) and the Synagogue held their annual Thanksgiving shared service, we attended eagerly. What a beautiful building! Well kept, filled with history and friendly people willing to share. There's a small museum in the back, and sand floors (yup, beach sand). Ask why when you visit, which you definitely should. Take Nye Gade (the one way street with the handicap parking) from Main Street, across Back Street, past the Reformed Church, and then left onto Crystal Gade (which, of course, isn't marked). Up the hill, and the Synagogue is on the right.

Visited November 2013
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Newnan, Georgia, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A gem for those of any faith”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

We're not Jewish but found this to be the most interesting land-side place we visited. It's full of history -- including links to our home of Georgia. The cantor sang for the two of us, and the rabbi read from the scrolls. And, they recommended a terrific restaurant nearby.

Visited November 2012
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Herndon, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A beautiful historic site”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

The synagogue is a wonderful historic site to visit. There is an informative video available for viewing at the back of the sanctuary. When visiting there to learn about services for local residents, the synagogue administrator was quite helpful and really friendly.

Visited August 2013
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