This Day in Jewish History 1763: Dedication of the Oldest Synagogue in the U.S.

On this day in 1763, one of the United States' oldest congregations dedicated the country's first synagogue building in Newport, Rhode Island, a building still in use today.

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On December 2, 1763, the building now known as the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island, was dedicated. Touro, which is the oldest synagogue...