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Bridgetown Jewish Synagogue description and photos - Barbados: Bridgetown. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Bridgetown Jewish Synagogue.
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In the 1660s, about 300 Jews from Recife (Brazil), persecuted by the Dutch, were forced to settle in Barbados. With extensive experience in the cultivation of sugarcane, they quickly got a good harvest, and they also spread their skills in the cultivation and production of this crop among the landowners of the island. Thanks to the displaced people, their hard work and enterprise, Barbados became one of the world's largest sugar producers.
The synagogue was built around the same time, but no later than 1664. It was damaged by a hurricane in 1831, was completely restored in 1838, but fell into disrepair and was sold at auction in 1929. In 1983, the building was purchased by the local Jewish community and restored to its current state.
The synagogue building is decorated in a pink and white color, it is noticeably different from other buildings. The facade is arched, in the Gothic style. This is one of the historic buildings in Bridgetown, which hosts religious sermons for the followers of Judaism.
The synagogue is located in the old town of Bridgetown and its garrison.
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