Neveh Shalom Synagogue

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Neveh Shalom Synagogue
בית הכנסת נווה שלום
Paramaribo synogogue.jpg
Street view of synagogue exterior
Religion
AffiliationOrthodox Judaism
Year consecrated1665
Location
LocationKeizerstraat 82
Paramaribo, Suriname
Geographic coordinates5°49′42″N 55°9′33.8″W / 5.82833°N 55.159389°W / 5.82833; -55.159389
Architecture
Architect(s)Jan Francois Halfhide
Completed1723

The Neveh Shalom Synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת נווה שלום‎) is the only synagogue of the Ashkenazi community in Suriname.[1]

The lot on Keizerstraat 82 was acquired in 1716 by Sephardi Jews. The original building was completed in 1723 and replaced the first Surinamese synagogue in the Jodensavanne, originally built of wood between 1665-1671 (but already rebuilt with bricks). The synagogue was sold to the Ashkenazim in 1735, and the Sephardim formed a separate community known as Tzedek ve-Shalom. The two communities have since merged, and hold services in alternating buildings and alternating rites.

The current synagogue on the Keizerstraat 82 lot, designed by architect J.F. Halfhide, was completed in 1842 or 1843.

The Mosque Keizerstraat is adjacent to the synagogue.

Neveh Shalom Synagogue next to the Mosque Keizerstraat

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Suriname Jewish Community website".

External links[edit]