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About Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project (BSRP)

The Barbados Synagogue Restoration Project (BSRP) Collection contains records related to the activities and functions of BSRP, a charity established in 1984 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Since its establishment, BSRP has spearheaded a number of projects as follows: a) It has restored the historic synagogue building (1984-1987), b) it has cleaned and performed conservation work on the historic cemetery (1999-2003), c) it has established the Nidhe Israel Museum school (2004-2008), and d) it has unearthed and restored the Jewish ritual bath, or 'mikveh' (2009). In late 2015, BSRP was reincorporated as Synagogue 1654 Management Inc. In December 2015, Synagogue 1654 Management Inc. started a new phase of works, the Synagogue Block Redevelopment project.

The four sub-collections reflect BSRP’s activities in this respect. The records in this collection cover the period from mid-1980s to today. The collection consists of administrative and financial papers, correspondence, reports, architectural drawings, newspaper clippings, and rich photographic material.

The processing of the collection (digitization, arrangement, and description) is still an ongoing project, thus material will be incrementally added as they become available. If you would like to enrich this collection, by contributing pertinent records or information on any aspect, please contact us.

Please find here the finding aid for the collection