Keyword: George Washington
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NEWPORT – The packed audience at Touro Synagogue was engrossed on Aug. 21 as two eloquent speakers celebrated, in unique ways, the exchange of letters in 1790 between the Hebrew Congregation of Newport and George Washington, the newly elected president of the United States of America. more
Every summer, Touro Synagogue Foundation partners with Congregation Jeshuat Israel to host The George Washington Letter Reading, an event honoring our nation’s heritage of religious … more
NEWPORT – On Aug. 18, a packed audience in Touro Synagogue heard two historic letters read aloud, marking the 72nd anniversary of the moving community ceremony. The audience listened with rapt … more
On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner addressed Rhode Islanders gathered at Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI for the 70th annual reading of George Washington’s … more
NEWPORT – On this remarkable Aug. 20, about 200 people participated in a ceremony at the Touro Synagogue  in which a Catholic nun and Muslim imam played leading roles.  During this … more