Ambassador John L. Loeb Visitors Center at the Touro Synagogue, Newport, Rhode Island

Share the Vision Introductory Video

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Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom George Washington University

Loeb Institute on Religious Freedom Transforms Discussion on College Campus and Beyond

The newly established Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Institute for Religious Freedom at George Washington University is having a transformational impact across the campus and around the globe. Endowed by a $2.5 million gift from Ambassador Loeb, the new institute has attracted... [Full Press Release]


Washingtons Rebuke to Bigotry

Washingtons Rebuke to Bigotry

Washington's Rebuke to Bigotry: Reflections On Our First President’s Famous 1790 Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island is the cornerstone of the Give Bigotry No Sanction Project, a collaborative effort of Facing History and Ourselves and the George Washington Institute for Religious Freedom. Prominent figures from around the world, across disciplines, and with diverse perspectives, use George Washington’s 1790 letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, as a springboard for addressing important and timely questions regarding religious freedom and freedom of choice. To learn more about this groundbreaking project, go to: https://www.facinghistory.org/nobigotry.


Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. the 2015 Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award Honoree

Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. was honored as the 2015 recipient of the Emma Lazarus Statue of Liberty Award at a special event sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society. To learn more, go to: http://ajhs.org/emma-lazarus-award-2015-post-ceremony.


Religious Liberties Religious Liberties
President Washington’s, “Letter to the Hebrew Congregation, Newport, RI”
Touro Synagogue History Touro Synagogue
Embodying the history of Jews in America and our First Amendment right to freedom of religion.
Visit Us Visit Us
Schedule, hours, directions, and group tours.
Separation of Church and State Separation of
Church & State

Visionaries Roger Williams and John Clarke.
Jewish Burial Ground Colonial Jewish Burial Ground
History carved in stone — and the literary legacy of “Old Colonial Jewish burying ground.”
Share the Vision Video Watch the Video
Video; our campus; our mission
Early American Jews Early American Jews
Stories of courage, patriotism, and shaping our nation.
Loeb Portrait Gallery of Early American Jews Portrait Gallery of
Early American Jews

Art and Achievement - the John L. Loeb, Jr. Portrait database at the American Jewish Historical Society.