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Encyclopedia > Nidhe Israel Synagogue

Bridgetown Synagogue is currently the only synagogue situated in Bridgetown, Barbados. Built in 1654, it was destroyed by a hurricane in 1831, was rebuilt, fell into disrepair until it was sold in 1929. A synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת ; beit knesset, house of assembly; Yiddish: שול, shul; Ladino אסנוגה esnoga) is a Jewish place of religious worship. ... The City of Bridgetown, population 5,928 (1990) metropolitan area 110,000 (2000), formerly the Town of Saint Michael, is the Capital city of the island nation of Barbados. ... Events April 5 - Signing of the Treaty of Westminster, ending the First Anglo-Dutch War. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


In 1983, it was bought back by the Jewish community and was restored to its present state with its beautiful Gothic arches, and is now a Barbados National Trust protected building and an active synagogue. This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ... See also Gothic art. ...


About 300 Jewish people of Recife, Brazil, persecuted by the Dutch, settled in Barbados in the 1660's. Skilled in the sugar industry, they quickly introduced the sugarcane crop and passed on their skills in cultivation and production to the Barbados land owners. Boa Viagem discrict. ... Species Saccharum arundinaceum Saccharum bengalense Saccharum edule Saccharum officinarum Saccharum procerum Saccharum ravennae Saccharum robustum Saccharum sinense Saccharum spontaneum Sugarcane or Sugar cane (Saccharum) is a genus of 6 to 37 species (depending on taxonomic interpretation) of tall grasses (family Poaceae, tribe Andropogoneae), native to warm temperate to tropical regions...


With their help, Barbados went on to become one of the world's major sugar producers and one of the richest European territories in the West Indies. World map showing Europe A satellite composite image of Europe Europe is one of the seven continents of the Earth. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


See also

  • History of the Jews in Latin America

It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...

References

  • The Bridgetown Synagogue

 
 

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