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  • 5/5 sheila h. 8 years ago on Google • 11 reviews
    I have not been to this temple, but I will be visiting Jamaica after 36 years and I would love to visit this spiritual and historical place. What a testimony to victory over adversity and the ability of the Jewish people to take their light and hope where ever they go. Hopefully with a new rabbi there will be a beautiful revival in that hallowed space. Why not Jamaica has 2 million people and many are more connected to the Jewish people than they know. With a Christian majority there was a famous one called Jesus.. Take care Rabbi and keep doing what you do!!
    6 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 janice m. 6 years ago on Google • 86 reviews
    Shaare Shalom is Jamaica’s only synagogue which was built in 1911. Being the country's only remaining Synagogue, they welcome Orthodox, Reformed and Convert Jews. You can organize a private tour, which comes with a Tour Guide for 5 to 20 people, just call ahead to book it. The hall houses a gift shop and the history of the Jamaican Jews, from Christopher Columbus to present day.
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 3/5 Marcia J. 5 years ago on Google • 141 reviews
    Our sweet Jamaican history. Our motto - Out of many one people Our historians have told the story. Sha'are Shalom built on Duke Street in the traditional Sephardic style in 1912. It is noted as the only synagogue in Jamaica. Please hurry and add to your listings.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 May B. 4 years ago on Google • 66 reviews
    A unique and different synagogue that respects and accepts everyone. It is recommended to attend Shabbat prayer, a different prayer experience
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 1/5 Blossom 1 year ago on Google
    Fails to address the prominent role of Jews in the slave trade. That is shameful and dishonest.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Claudia C. 5 years ago on Google • 62 reviews
    I visited synagogue many years. And my gt grandfather was Jewish. I found the place to will kept and extremely peaceful. Will worry the visit.

  • 4/5 Taneisha C. 1 year ago on Google • 60 reviews
    I can't believe I am just now visiting this historical Jewish site. I learned a lot from the guides and it was very interesting to see and learn more about the Jewish/ Judaism and how they worship. All very intricate. The site itself is all still quaint but in it maintained in this fashion for posterity and authenticity.

  • 5/5 Georgina 7 years ago on Google
    Wonderful Temple! Warm and welcoming congregation.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Noel Edward H. 1 year ago on Google • 41 reviews
    Come and see the history of the Sephardic and Ashkenazi communities here in Kingston Jamaica...

  • 5/5 Reena 4 years ago on Google • 22 reviews
    Beautiful. Parking is a little hard to find though. Parking space accessible from a little alley on the back end of the church.

  • 5/5 Sol L. 8 months ago on Google • 12 reviews
    Friendly and well-run synagogue and heritage center. Open for tours during business hours Tue - Thur. Services are on Friday evening.

  • 5/5 CORDEIRO אלעזר �. 3 years ago on Google • 5 reviews
    Great, very cozy community

  • 5/5 Alexis M. 3 years ago on Google
    I did a tour of the Synagogue and museum and learnt a lot about the history of the Jews in Jamaica

  • 3/5 Sheldon G. 4 years ago on Google
    A infused part of our heritage

  • 5/5 Shameilla M. 5 years ago on Google • 4 reviews
    Beautiful synagogue, steeped in history and a great display of the history of Judaism in Jamaica

  • 4/5 Avis W. 1 year ago on Google
    Interesting place. Learnt a lot.

  • 5/5 Bill M. 3 years ago on Google
    Great history.


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