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Two Old Synagogues Merge in Curacao; Jewish Population Totals 1,000

The 310-year-old Mikveh Israel Synagogue and the 99-year-old Reform Temple Emanuel here have been merged. The Mikveh Israel synagogue has followed the Sephardi ritual. The two congregations will use the older Mik-veh Israel synagogue and the Reconstructionist rituals. The entire Jewish population of Curacao numbers about 1,000