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Nidhe Israel Museum
Museum name | Nombre del museo | Nome do museu | Nom du musée
Nidhe Israel Museum
Institutional nature | Nombre del museo | Natureza institucional | Type d'institution
Community Museum / Museo Comunitario / Museu Comunitario / Musée de communauté
Short description | Descripción breve | Descrição resumida | Description brève
The Nidhe Israel Museum is located next to the synagogue and mikveh in the capital cityof Bridgetown. This museum transmits the history of the Jewish diaspora, the exodus from Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition and their search for a Promised Land. Exhibition at the Nidhe Israel Museum include a timeline of Jewish settlement in Barbados, artifacts and interactive displays.

El museo de Nidhe Israel está situado al lado de la sinagoga y el mikveh en la capital Bridgetown. Este museo transmite la historia de la diáspora judía, el éxodo de España y Portugal durante la Inquisición y su búsqueda de una Tierra Prometida. Exposición del Museo Nidhe Israel incluye una línea de tiempo del asentamiento judío en Barbados, artefactos y pantallas interactivas.
Community | Comunidad | Comunidade | Communauté
Local Jewish communit
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Target Audience | Público-objetivo | Público alvo | Public cible
Year of foundation | Año de fundación | Ano de fundação | Année de création
2008
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Central Government | Gobierno central | Governo central
Entity Name | Nombre de la entidad | Nome da entidade
National Trust Barbados

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Origin history | Origen Histórico | Origem história | Origine historique
From the time that the synagogue was deconsecrated in 1929, it underwent numerous changes. The women's gallery that looked down on the altar was converted into a full second floor. Arches around the windows and the original floor was replaced. The building changed ownership many times as well and the Jewish cemetery outside became a dumping site.

In 1983, the building was seized by the Barbados Government, which intended to raze the building and erect a courthouse. Two years later, it turned the building over to the Barbados National Trust, in thanks to petitioning by the local Jewish community. In 1986, the renovation process began led by Sir Paul Altman. The building was returned to use as a synagogue when the renovation was complete, though it is still owned by the National Trust.

In 2008, an American archaeologist, Michael Stoner, was excavating the former rabbi's house on the premises. As he was digging, two Israeli tourists happened by and uttered the word mikveh. After excavating for three weeks, Stoner had indeed discovered a mikveh, probably dating to the 17th century. In the same year. The Nidhe Israel Museum was opened to the
public.



Documentation | Documentación | Documentação | Documentation
Sharkey, Nancy (11 December 1988). "A Barbados Synagogue is Reborn". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
Harrison, Donald H. (6 April 2001). "Who were the 'Bearded Ones?'". San Diego Jewish Press. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
Kramer, Lauren (12 November 2006). "Jewish island spirit". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
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There is an admission fee
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Website | Sitio Web | Sitio de Internet | Site web
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Phone | Teléfono | Telefone | Téléphone
+1 246-436-6869

Location | Ubicación | Localização

Street | Calle | Rua | Rue
Magazine Ln, Bridgetown
Place | Lugar | Lugar | Lieu
Bridgetown
Country | País | País | Pays
Barbados, West Indies
Timetable | Horario | Horários | Horaires
Monday to Friday between 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Weekends viewing by appointment only please phone (246) 436 6869
     
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