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Touro Synagogue NHS
The Touro Synagogue is a synagogue built in 1763 in Newport, Rhode Island. It is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States.
Touro Synagogue, a building of exquisite beauty and design, steeped in history and ideals, and one of the most historically significant Jewish buildings in America, was designated a National Historic Site in 1946. Dedicated in 1763, it still serves an active congregation and each year greets over 30,000 visitors who come to see the magnificent interior and hear its remarkable story.
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Touro Synagogue Park
Image of Touro Synagogue
Sunny view of the Touro Synagogue
Front view of Touro Synagogue
Sunny view of Touro Synagogue
Polish Hanukkah Apple Cake
The Jewish community established itself in the colonies as early as 1654, when refugees from Brazil immigrated to Manhattan. By the American Revolution, there were Jewish communities in most of the 13 colonies, with the largest population in Newport, Rhode Island. The festive cake recipe here is not 17th Century, but could easily be replicated using ingredients available to the colonies during that time period.
A bundt cake on a tablecloth. Next to it, a single lit candle.
Series: Festive Foods of the Fort
Special holiday foods made life at Fort Stanwix/Schuyler a little more tolerable during the cold winters of the American Revolution. Learn more about the ones that might've been seen and tasted here.
A table spread of food, including a cheese wedge, a large meat pie, pasties, and apples.