Touro Synagogue, the home of Congregation Jeshuat Israel, has approximately 125 member families. The congregation holds religious services and conducts lifecycle events including Bar/Bat Mitzvot and weddings and sponsors educational, social and cultural programs. All services and religious activities are under the direction of Rabbi Dr. Marc Mandel.
Services are held the year around on Friday nights and Saturday mornings and on all Jewish holidays. Services are orthodox using the Nusach Sephard prayerbook. There is separate seating for men and for women during services. We request visitors to dress appropriately. Ties and jackets are not required for men on Shabbat and women may wear full length slacks. Casual attire is permitted for weekdays services during the summer. However no shorts are permitted during services on Friday night or Saturday morning. No sleeveless clothing is permitted for services at any time.
Touro Synagogue does not hold regular weekday services during the winter season. Weekday shacharit and minchah-maariv services are held in the summer from July 1 through September 1. For further information about minyanim, please contact Rabbi Mandel at 401-847-4794 ext. 203 or email RabbiMandel@tourosynagogue.org.
For more information about observant visiting at Touro Synagogue and Newport in general please click here.
For more information about the Touro eruv click here. If you are planning to use the eruv during your visit, please contact Rabbi Mandel at 401-847-4794 ext. 203 or email RabbiMandel@tourosynagogue.org for its current status.
October 28 - March 10
There are no regularly scheduled weekday services during the winter.