Touro Synagogue

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Touro Synagogue information

Location
New Orleans , USA
Address
4238 St Charles Ave
Telephone
+1 504 895 4843
More information
www.tourosynagogue.com
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Founded in 1828, Touro is the oldest synagogue in the city and the oldest in the USA outside of the original 13 colonies. It bears a slight resemblance to a red brick Byzantine temple, with its squat buttresses and bubbly domes. The local congregation began as an amalgamation of local Spanish-descended Jews and German Jewish immigrants, a relatively rare mixed lineage in American Judaism.