Jewish resilience in Barbados: The Nidhe Israel Synagogue

Considering that Jews were prohibited from living in Florida until 1763 little synagogue on Cordova Street is an anomaly.

By ROBERTA SANDLER
September 10, 2011 11:41
Nidhe Israel Synagogue

Nidhe Israel Synagogue 521. (photo credit: ROBERTA SANDLER)

 
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Broad Street, the main commercial center in Bridgetown, Barbados, is teeming with island vacationers and day-tripping passengers from cruise ships. As they amble in and out of the thoroughfare’s shopping malls and marketplaces, most of the tourists are unaware of Nidhe Israel Synagogue, mikve and museum, nestling on a side street called Synagogue Lane.

For visitors who stumble upon the complex or who have been advised to add it to their list of Barbadian tourist attractions, understanding the significance of the synagogue’s presence is not possible without knowing Barbados’s resilient Jewish history.

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