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Jews in St. Thomas and the U.S. Virgin Islands with Rabbi Michael Feshbach
October 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ready to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands for the first time in our Jews around the World series on Zoom?! Ready or not, here we come on Thursday morning, October 28th!
In St. Thomas, far away from major cosmopolitan centers, but immersed in what was once an important shipping hub and still a port of call for tourists from all over the world, is a hidden gem in the Caribbean Sea. The Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas is the oldest synagogue building in continuous use under the U.S. flag, and the second oldest such building in the Western Hemisphere. But the real reason why hundreds of tourists climbed a steep hill and came to visit every week in pre-COVID days is that this synagogue is one of only five in the world with sand on the floor. And the sand on the floor tells a story of struggle, spirit and survival.
Come hear the history of this very special place, presented by the congregation’s current rabbi, Michael Feshbach. Rabbi Feshbach and his family arrived in St. Thomas in the summer of 2017.
Please sign up with Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.