Touro Synagogue (Newport)

Touro Synagogue

You don't have to be Jewish to find this place fascinating.  Besides being the oldest continuously active Jewish congregation in the United States, the Touro Synagogue is notable for a few other reasons.  The building is significant because it's one of the best and well preserved examples architecture of the period having been completed in 1763 and meticulously maintained ever since. Many fled persecution for … [Read more...]