Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue,
the oldest continually used synagogue in the Western hemisphere

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Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue,
the oldest continually used synagogue in the Western hemisphere

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Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue,
the oldest continually used synagogue in the Western hemisphere

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the oldest continually used synagogue in the Western hemisphere

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Just 40 miles off the South American coast of Venezuela on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao, lies our Mikve Israel Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Western hemisphere, welcoming tourists and pilgrims from all over the world.

Immerse yourself in its mythical atmosphere and beauty and take time to explore its history and unique architectural features. Visit our adjoining museum and its priceless display of Judaica artifacts exhibits as well and don’t forget to shop for wonderful souvenirs in our synagogue’s gift shop.

Learn more about Jewish history on Curaçao and our small but vibrant Jewish community of today and be sure to book a narrated tour, if you can.  Remember, if the spirit takes you, there are many more Jewish heritage sites to explore on Curaçao and interesting publications to read.

If you want to practice your faith, join our weekly services and become a friend of our synagogue to preserve its treasures for generations to come. Plan your weddings, reunions and other festive life cycle events at our synagogue to create memories with your loved ones, you will never forget.

All we can say is that we hope to welcome you soon, as a visit to our synagogue will not fail to amaze you.