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.
September 9 - March 10
September 9 and September 16 - 6:45 pm
September 23, September 30 and October 7 - 6:15 pm
October 14 - 6:00pm
October 21 - 5:45pm
October 28 - 5:30pm
November 4 - March 10
There are no regularly scheduled weekday services during the winter.
High Holiday Visitor Seat Requests
High Holiday Services
Sunday, October 2, 6:15pm
Monday, October 3, 8:30 am and 6:15 pm
Tuesday, October 4, 8:30am and 6:15pm
Tuesday, October 11, 6:00pm Kol Nidre
Wednesday, October 12, 8:30 am, 4:50pm and 5:50 pm
Sunday, October 16, 5:45pm
Monday, October 17, 8:45 am and 5:45 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 8:45am and 5:45pm
Wednesday, October 19 through Sunday, October 23
8:45 am and 5:45 pm
Sunday, October 23, 5:45pm
Monday, October 24, 8:45 am
Monday, October 24, 5:45pm
Torah Parade ad Ice Cream Social 6:15pm
Tuesday, October 25, 8:45am and 5:45pm