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Final talk of Touro Series explores Synagogue’s decorative objects in a RISD restrospective
March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Touro Synagogue Foundation announces the fourth and final program of its Winter 2022-2023 Judah Touro Program Series, to be presented virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, March 30 at noon. This will be a special collaborative presentation hosted by the Rhode Island School of Design Museum’s “Local Collections in Conversation” series.
The presentation will feature the Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) and the main chandelier in Touro Synagogue, in a comparative perspective of objects from the RISD Museum collection, chosen by their staff. Presenters will include Howard Newman, a nationally respected Newport artist and conservator, who restored the featured objects from Touro Synagogue.
These objects helped to remind the Colonial era Newport Jewish community of their connections to other Jews throughout the Atlantic world.
There is no fee to participate, but reservations are required to receive the Zoom login information. To reserve, please visit the “Program & Events” page at tourosynagogue.org, where you may also view recordings of past presentations, or use the Event Website link on this listing.
For additional information, please write firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (401) 847-4794 ext. 207
Regarding the Photos:
The Ner Tamid and main chandelier at Touro Synagogue.
Credit: Newmans, Ltd.
ABOUT the Judah Touro Series and Touro Synagogue Foundation
Through the Judah Touro Series of lectures and other events, and in collaboration with other groups and communities across the country, Touro Synagogue Foundation seeks to connect the history of the synagogue to important themes of American History. The Foundation also seeks to develop an increasingly more relevant and sophisticated voice for that history and bring it to as wide and as diverse an audience as possible.
Originally known as “The Society of Friends of Touro Synagogue,” the Touro Synagogue Foundation was established in 1948 following the designation of Touro Synagogue, America’s oldest synagogue, as a National Historic Site. The Touro Synagogue Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to promoting and teaching religious diversity, colonial Jewish history, and the history of Touro Synagogue. The Foundation provides public access to the historic site, award-winning history tours, lectures, and educational programs for adults and youth. The Touro Synagogue Foundation operates public programs in partnership with the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom, the National Park Service, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.