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Pictures from the Hillel and Historical Preservation Societys' cosponsored trip to the Touro Synagogue on November 11, 2001. It is located in Newport RI, and it is the oldest Synagogue in the country.

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A view of Touro Synagogue from the courtyard. The tiny blue and pink specks are Diane and Jacqui.

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side view of Touro Synagogue. The tour itself was very interesting. We learned several interesting facts. The interior is very similar to what it had been origionally. We were shown the special guest seat where Presidents (including George Washington) sat when attending services. We were also shown an underground crawl space. It might have been used during the underground railroad, and/or to hide scrolls and valueables, when the Newport city was ravaged and attacked by foreigners.

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A full sized view of the George Washington plaque

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a introduction directory for touro synagogue

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yet another view of the Touro Synagogue. The gift shop is located on the left, and the Synagogue itself is on the right.

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zoomed in version of a plaque that is a copy of a letter sent President George Washington, to the Touro Synagogue on August 21, 1790. President Washington declares that "Religious Freedom is laid down as a basic principle of the New Republic."

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Diane (in pink) and Jacqui (in blue) brushing up on their knowledge of a historical building across the street from Touro Synagogue.

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An entrance title stone for the Colonial Jewish Cemetery of New England.

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A memorial post and plaque to Dr. Martin Lee Greenfield who was the Executive Director for National Affairs Society of Friends of Touro Synagogue. The photographer made an executive decision that this was noteworthy enough to put on the website.

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A lovely view of the court yard in front of the Touro Synagogue.