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Newport Touro Shul; Oldest in America, is Dedicated, 1763

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

On This Day in Jewish History: December 2, 1763

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#onthisday, 1763, the oldest synagogue in America is dedicated in Newport, Rhode Island during Channukah, 5524.

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In 1790, President George Washington famously wrote a letter to the Jews of Newport ensuring safety and freedom for the "Stock of Abraham" living in the US.

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Text & Images Source:

https://www.tourosynagogue.org/history-learning/synagogue-history

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