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Touro Synagogue (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 29.9262323, -90.1026844

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-03-12

Duration: 00:07:55

Subjects: Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.) | Places of worship | Religion | Judaism | History | Touro, Judah, 1775-1854 | New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Genet, Adrien Gernsbacher Interviewee
  • Berk, Alexis Interviewee


This segment from the March 12, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the Touro Synagogue in New Orleans, the sixth oldest synagogue in the country. Whinham tours the synagogue with member Adrien Gernsbacher Genet and talks to her about the history of the synagogue, the generosity of the synagogue’s benefactor, Judah Touro, and the annual Jazz Fest Shabbat. Whinham also speaks to Rabbi Alexis Berk about the synagogue’s congregation. This story is a part of the “Places of Worship” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford