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Curacao's Oldest Synagogue

Formed when the Dutch Reformed Jewish Congregation took a separate path from the Orthodox Congregation, Temple Emanuel dates back to 1865 when its construction began. The birth of this building revitalized an area that had been neglected for many years. The two communities came together again in 1963.

Today, the building retains its attractive appearance with white walls, high ceilings, and tall, narrow windows topped with a semi-circle of stained glass. Its sand floors symbolize the biblical journey many Jews took through the desert in their search for a new life. Despite its old age, the building is well-preserved and just as beautiful.

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