Just the facts on religion.

Timeline of Judaism

The history of Judaism at a glance.

31 Mar 1492

The Alhambra Decree expels Jews from Spain

1556

Roman Jews Forced into Ghetto

1658

Congregation Jeshuat Israel is founded in Newport, Rhode Island, by 15 Jewish families fleeing religious persecution in the Caribbean.

1759

Construction begins on Touro Synagogue

Dec 1763

Dedication of Touro Synagogue

1845

The Temple Emanu-El congregation founded

1870

Roman Jews Granted Citizenship

1877

Opening of the Jewish section of the Zentralfriedhof.

1887

Construction of Eldridge St. Synagogue

1901

Great Synagogue of Rome Constructed

1917

Opening of the new Jewish cemetery in the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.

1943

Deportation of Roman Jews

13 Apr 1986

First papal visit to a synagogue

Dec 2007

Eldridge St. Synagogue reopens after 20 years