Slide 6: Touro Synagogue

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Located in Newport, Rhode Island, Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue building in the United States. The structure was dedicated in 1763 by descendants of Jewish families who had fled the Inquisitions in Spain and Portugal in search of religious tolerance. The site was designated a National Historic Site in 1946 and is considered one of the 10 most architecturally distinguished buildings of 18th-century America.


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