The Nidhe Israel Synagogue is the only synagogue located in Bridgetown (the capital) of Barbados and is one of the oldest synagogues in the Western hemisphere.
The synagogue is proudly a Barbados National Trust property and was originally built in 1654
The present synagogue combines Jewish, Gothic Renaissance and Barbadian architectural features and adjacent to the synagogue is the 17th century cemetery.
The Nidhe Israel Museum is located next to the synagogue in the capital city of Bridgetown. The museum traces Jewish history in Barbados dating back to the arrival of the earliest Jews in 1628 and highlights their contribution to Barbadian society. Exhibits at the Nidhe Israel Museum include a timeline of Jewish settlement in Barbados, artifacts and interactive displays. The building itself is quite magnificent having been originally constructed in 1750.The museum overlooks the burial grounds and across to the still actively used synagogue.
Located in the grounds is a full immersion Mikvah, which dates back to the 17th century and is the only known one in existence in the western hemisphere.
Driving Tour of Bridgetown
Available on: Mon - Friday
Length: 3-4 hours depending on pick up location
(Hotels) Departs: Time set upon reservation Returns: After tour
Minimum 2 persons.Rates are listed per person. Special rates available for groups
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