NEWPORT: (and Newport County) Print

Touro, the Ancient Town Cemetery: 2 Bellevue Ave. also called the Colonial Jewish Cemetery of New England. Sources:

"Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21 Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.Cemeteries of the US by Deborah M. Burek, ed. Gale Research Int., Detroit MI (1994) ISBN 0-8103-9245-3, submitted by Al Rosenfield This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Postal & Koppman. Jewish Tourist's Guide to U.S. Phila.: Jewish Publ. Soc., 1954, p.563, 566.

Facsimile of the last part of the deed of purchase of the old Jewish cemetery in 1677 in Documents file at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.

The quiet cemetery with tall trees, a short walk up the hill from Touro Synagogue, is the "…burial place of Newport's early founders [that] also inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "The Jewish Cemetery at Newport'." Source: Washington Jewish Week, 14 Nov 1996.

UPDATE: Nathan Levy purchased a piece of land for use as a Jewish cemetery. ... Newport 1750s to 1789. Source: www.pbs.org/wnet/heritage/episode7/atlas/map1.html and "Judah Touro, Isaac's son who ded in 1854 established a fund to care for Newport's Jewish cemetery. He purchase some land nearby to be called Touro Park." Source: http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/studentstake/jewsinamerica/Touro%20Synagogue.html and "TOURO, Judah, philanthropist, born in Newport, Rhode Island, 16 June, 1775; died in New Orleans, Louisiana, 18 June, 1854. ... His remains are buried in the Newport Jewish cemetery." Source: http://www.famousamericans.net/judahtouro/ and "for the preservation of the old cemetery at Newport, and for the payment of the salary of the minister of the old synagogue in that city.... His body was taken to Newport, and lies in the old Jewish cemetery. ... On his tombstone,which may still be seen, are inscribed the appropriate words: "The last of his name, he inscribed it in the Book of Philanthropy to be remembered forever." http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=283&letter=T [November 2002]


I.O. Brith Abraham: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21 Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee submitted by Alan Hirschfeld..


Jeshuat Israel: "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583. American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25, 1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; Volume 21 Edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee submitted by Alan Hirschfeld.

Jewish cemetery tombstone inscriptions taken Nov. 2, 1924 in Vital Statistics file at AJA. American Jewish Archives, 3101 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220-2488. 513-221-1875 (tel); 513-221-7812 (fax). E-mail: AJA contact form.

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