Marlon A. Pieters
Born in Aruba on the 20 Aug 1956. Married to a nice Jewish girl named Diana and has two children, David and Kyra.
In 1982 Marlon joined the police force and about six years ago changed his career and is working as a Chief City Inspector for the government.
" I am the local Chazzan and do my weekly duties with the Jewish community and also involved in other activities on the Island."
At the Synagogue, I keep Myself busy welcoming newcomers and the repeat quests to make them feel right at home.
He is at your service always.
Raquel van der Weide
My mom was Jewish and came from a Sephardic Jewish family.Her ancestors were originally
from Spain, but in times of the Inquisition, around 1492, they had to leave Spain and decided to
settle in Greece. They lived there for centuries. But fled from Europe before the outbreak of
World War 2 and landed in Curacao. They soon became part of the Jewish community there.
At that time my father’s family also lived in Curacao. He was part of a Dutch protestant family.
When my father and mother met, they fell in love and wanted to get married. Of course, none
of the two families were happy! But finally, after 8 years, they got permission to marry.
So, I was born in Curacao. When I was 7, the government of Aruba made my father a good job
offer and we moved to Aruba. We also became part of the Jewish community here.
After finishing secondary school I went to college in Holland. I wanted to become a school
teacher. When I came back to Aruba I worked for many years as a secondary school teacher.
I have a wonderful daughter who also is a teacher; she works and lives in Holland.
I am pensioned now but have a new and interesting job. That of secretary of the Board of the
Beth Israel Community.