20¢ Touro Synagogue
Issue Date: August 22, 1982
City: Newport, RI
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure and engraved
The Touro Synagogue is the oldest existing synagogue in America. Built in 1763 by Sephardic Jews (who fled from Spain and Portugal to Rhode Island), the building stands today as a symbol of our nation’s tradition of religious freedom.