Touro, Judah

   American philanthropist, brother of Abraham Touro. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He worked as a merchant and supported Christian and Jewish charities.

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  • TOURO, JUDAH — (1775–1854), U.S. philanthropist. Born in Newport, Rhode Island, to Isaac Touro (d. 1873), the ḥazzan of the Yeshuat Israel synagogue, and his wife Reyna, sister of the merchant Moses Michael Hays, Touro had a troubled childhood. The… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Judah Touro — (Newport, Rhode Island, June 16, 1775 mdash; New Orleans, January 13, 1854) was an American businessman and philanthropist.Early life and careerHis father, Isaac Touro of Holland, was chosen in 1762 as the hazzan at the Touro Synagogue, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Touro Cemetery — Touro Synagogue Cemetery, also known as the Jewish Cemetery at Newport, dedicated in 1677, is located in the historic district of Newport, Rhode Island, not far from the Touro Synagogue and other Jewish graves are found nearby in the Common… …   Wikipedia

  • TOURO COLLEGE — TOURO COLLEGE, one of the largest institutions of higher and professional education under Jewish sponsorship. Touro has grown from a small liberal arts college consisting of 35   freshmen in 1971, situated in midtown Manhattan, to an… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Touro — may refer to:;People *Isaac Touro (1738 1783), a Jewish leader in colonial America. *Judah Touro (1775 1854), a Jewish leader in colonial America and son of Isaac Touro.;Institutions *Touro Synagogue, the oldest Synagogue in the United States,… …   Wikipedia

  • Touro Infirmary — is a non profit hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. Organization. Touro Infirmary is affiliated with the Louisiana State University Health Sciencer Center and Tulane University Health Science Center. The hospital is located in Uptown New Orleans …   Wikipedia

  • Touro Synagogue (New Orleans) — Touro Synagogue is the name of a Reform synagogue in New Orleans, Louisiana, named after Judah Touro, Isaac Touro s son.The New Orleans Touro Synagogue is one of the Oldest synagogues in the United States. The current synagogue was founded in… …   Wikipedia

  • Touro — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Touro, mot portugais signifiant « taureau ». La tourada est la corrida très pratiquée au Portugal. Un Toureiro est un toreador. Toponymes en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Touro Synagogue — This article is about Synagogue in Rhode Island. For Synagogue in New Orleans, see Touro Synagogue (New Orleans). Touro Synagogue National Historic Site …   Wikipedia

  • Touro College — Infobox University name = Touro College motto = image caption = Touro College established = 1970 type = higher and professional education, president = Undergraduates: Available Postgraduates: Available Colours = city = New York City state = New… …   Wikipedia

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