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Jump Back in Time 殖民时期的美国  (1492-1763)
 
An 1878 map of Newport Rhode Island
1878年罗德岛州新港市的地图

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美州第一座犹太教堂落成,1763122

归结犹太在新港市的社区发展,要从1658年算起,15个家庭飘洋过海到这个发展中的港都,创建集会中心。过了一百多年,这个社区依赖在欧洲的宗教领袖,向新世界传递宗教消息。身为一个商业中心,新港市由于频繁的海上贸易而日益繁荣。


Organized Jewish community life in Newport dates to 1658, when 15 families arrived from overseas to establish a congregation in the growing seaport. For more than 100 years, the community relied on correspondence with rabbis in Europe to sustain their religious traditions in the New World. As a commercial center, Newport thrived, with merchants active in the sea trade.

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