Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Omer Calendar from the Portuguese Synagogue Tzedek ve-Shalom
Paramaribo, Suriname
Made in the Netherlands
19th–20th century
Carved wood; glass; paper, handwritten in ink
H: 70.5; W: 33.4 cm
Permanent loan from the Jewish Community of Suriname
Accession number: L-B09.0005 ; 170/029
In the synagogue of the Portuguese community, the calendars for counting the omer are divided into three rows: one for the day in the omer (H for homer – omer in Spanish); one for the number of weeks gone by (S for semanas, “weeks”); and one for the number of days elapsed so far in the week (D for dios, “day”).

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir