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FAITH, FAMILY & FREEDOM - A special online event for Yom Yerushalayim and also an economic project

FAITH, FAMILY & FREEDOM - A special online event for Yom Yerushalayim Recording

From Colonial Newport, Rhode Island to 2021 Jerusalem, Judah Touro will be remembered forever for the many gifts that he left in his final will - including the founding of Mishkenot Sha’ananim, the first Jewish settlement outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls in 1860. This special virtual program for Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) will introduce the people, places, and events that would shape the extraordinary life of Judah Touro, a son of a Chazzan during the American Revolution. His support was an economic project as well.

Co-hosted by the Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI; the Consulate General of Israel to New England; Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (RIIC) and the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.

Moderated by Laura Freedman Pedrick - Board Chair, Touro Synagogue Foundation.

Keynote Speaker: Keith Stokes - Vice President, 1696 Heritage Group.

Musical Performance by Moshe Elmakias, New England Conservatory.

Special Guests:

- Ambassador Meron Reuben, Consul General of Israel to New England

- Rabbi Marc Mandel of Newport's historic Touro Synagogue

- Avi Nevel, Founder, President and CEO, Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (RIIC)

May 10, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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