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Touro Synagogue, founded in 1828 in New Orleans, was the first synagogue outside of the 13 original colonies and the sixth oldest synagogue in the country.  It is the result of a re-merger between two congregations, Congregation Gates of Mercy and Congregation Dispersed of Judah. Congregation Gates of Mercy was founded in 1828; Congregation Dispersed of Judah) in 1846. The two congregations reunited in 1881. The current sanctuary at 4238 Saint Charles Ave. was dedicated on January 1, 1909.

Touro Synagogue, founded in 1828 in New Orleans, was the first synagogue outside of the 13 original colonies and the sixth oldest synagogue in the country. It is the result of a re-merger between two congregations, Congregation Gates of Mercy and Congregation Dispersed of Judah. Congregation Gates of Mercy was founded in 1828; Congregation Dispersed of Judah) in 1846. The two congregations reunited in 1881. The current sanctuary at 4238 Saint Charles Ave. was dedicated on January 1, 1909.

Miami Design District | Neighbors | Ambassadors | Seni Tienabeso

Miami Design District | Neighbors | Ambassadors | Seni Tienabeso

Gilding the Communion Rail of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in New Orleans. Society of Gilders community project.

Gilding the Communion Rail of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in New Orleans. Society of Gilders community project.

Miami - Design District: ROA and Ben Eine's Living Room by wallyg, via Flickr

Miami - Design District: ROA and Ben Eine's Living Room by wallyg, via Flickr

Jerusalem - Church of Saint Peter In Gallicantu - Located on the eastern slopes of Mount Zion. The church takes its name from the Latin word "Gallicantu", meaning cock-crow. This is in commemoration of Peter's triple rejection of Jesus "... before the cock crows thrice." (Mark 14:30) This church is thought to be built over the place of Caiphas' Palace. The Palace of Caiaphas was the place where the High Priest of Israel resided, and it was here that Jesus was tried informally by the…

Jerusalem - Church of Saint Peter In Gallicantu - Located on the eastern slopes of Mount Zion. The church takes its name from the Latin word "Gallicantu", meaning cock-crow. This is in commemoration of Peter's triple rejection of Jesus "... before the cock crows thrice." (Mark 14:30) This church is thought to be built over the place of Caiphas' Palace. The Palace of Caiaphas was the place where the High Priest of Israel resided, and it was here that Jesus was tried informally by the…

Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey, Oct. 2013.

Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey, Oct. 2013.

Congregation Anshe Sfard in New Orleans was founded by Hasidic Jews from Lithuania and today is Modern Orthodox. The synagogue at 2230 Carondelet St. was completed in 1925.

Congregation Anshe Sfard in New Orleans was founded by Hasidic Jews from Lithuania and today is Modern Orthodox. The synagogue at 2230 Carondelet St. was completed in 1925.

St. Adalbert Church at 1650 W. 17th St. was completed in 1914. The parish was organized in 1874 to serve the Polish community. The architect Henry J. Schlacks modeled the twin towers and copper domes after St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome. The church currently conducts three Sunday services, in Polish, English and Spanish.

St. Adalbert Church at 1650 W. 17th St. was completed in 1914. The parish was organized in 1874 to serve the Polish community. The architect Henry J. Schlacks modeled the twin towers and copper domes after St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome. The church currently conducts three Sunday services, in Polish, English and Spanish.

Founded in 1880 by Emile Commander, the world-famous Commander's Palace is located at Coliseum St. and Washington Ave., across the street from the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District. It suffered heavy rain damage during Hurricane Katrina and underwent extensive renovation.

Founded in 1880 by Emile Commander, the world-famous Commander's Palace is located at Coliseum St. and Washington Ave., across the street from the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District. It suffered heavy rain damage during Hurricane Katrina and underwent extensive renovation.

Western Wall and Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Oct. 2013.

Western Wall and Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Oct. 2013.

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