The first Jews settled in Aruba in 1753.  Until 1924, the total Jewish population was less than 30.  However, after 1924, a number of immigrants came to the island from Holland, Surinam and eastern Europe.  A Jewish center was established in 1942, and in 1962, the Beth Israel Synagogue in Oranjestad was dedicated.  The postcard below (postmarked May 12, 1970) depicts the Beth Israel Synagogue.



Encyclopedia Judaica, CD Rom Edition, Keter Publishing