An evening full of art, history and literature drew hundreds of people to the Hebrew Congregation of St. Thomas-born impressionist artist Camille Pissarro. Several dozen people from book clubs and the Jewish community on St.
Located on the island is the territorial capital and port of Charlotte Amalie. As of the censusthe population of Saint Thomas was 51,  about The island was originally settled around BC by the Ciboney people.
Centuries ago, the age of 13 was determined to be the age of accountability for Jewish boys. The ceremony marking this coming of age, however, originated fairly late in Jewish history. The first record of celebrating becoming bound by the commandments is from the 10th century C.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act ofthe National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. The Synagogue of St. Thomas Island, is the second oldest and longest in continuous use synagogue in the United States.
Thomas is our most cosmopolitan island, yet it still retains the distinctive atmosphere of a Caribbean paradise. For families or couples, St. Thomas is packed with opportunities for smiles and surprise.
That first settlement was not a great success. Then, ina second and much larger group of Spehardic families, totalling about 70 souls arrived on the island. This second wave of colonists was under the leadership of Isaac da Costa, a member in good standing of the Portuguese Congregation of Amsterdam, from where all the members of the group originated.
Many of the Jews expelled from Spain in sailed to seek refuge in other Mediterranean lands. A group estimated at 50—, crossed the frontier into Portugal where they joined a Jewish community that has been established for several centuries. The breathing space they secured for themselves did not last long.
Thomasis the capital and the largest city of the United States Virgin Islandsfounded in as Taphus meaning "beer house" or "beer hall" . It has a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now one of the busiest ports of call for cruise ships in the Caribbean, with about 1. Protected by Hassel Islandthe harbor has docking and fueling facilities, machine shops, and shipyards and was a U. The Town has been inhabited for centuries.