Formerly part of Netherlands Antilles. The island of Aruba, lying 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela, seceded from the Netherlands Antilles on 1 January 1986 and became a "constituent country" within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
http://www.arubatourism.com: Jewish Community of Aruba, Beth Israel Synagogue, A Lacie Blvd. Z/n, Oranjestad, Tel: 23272. Congregation Mikve-Israel Emanuel, Hanchi di Snoa 29 (PO Box 322), Voice: 599-461-1067 Tradition: Portugese/Spanish; Reconstructionist; President: Rene Maduro, Rabbi: Michael Teyvah [October 2000]
United Netherlands Portugese Congregation Mikve Israel Emanuel, P.O. Box 322, Rabbi: Aaron l. Peller, Pres: Rafael Moreno [October 2000]