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NEWPORT – The second program in the Touro Synagogue Foundation’s 2022 Judah Touro Program Series will feature Mark W. Gordon’s virtual talk, “Rediscovering Jewish … more
The first program of Touro Synagogue Foundation’s 2022 Judah Touro Program Series, will be offered via Zoom on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. Professor Carla Pestana will present a lecture … more
The eviction proceeding filed in Rhode Island District Court on Feb. 1 by Congregation Shearith Israel against Newport’s Congregation Jeshuat Israel is the latest episode in an apparent feud between the two historic Orthodox congregations.

Both congregations can rightfully claim a place in history as among the oldest in North America. Shearith Israel, in New York City, owns Touro Synagogue, in Newport, where Congregation Jeshuat Israel worships. The New York congregation leases the building to CJI.

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NEWPORT – On Aug. 15, at Touro Synagogue, two audiences gathered to hear two important historical letters, read aloud, marking the 74th anniversary of this moving community ceremony. One … more
On May 13 at 7 p.m., Thompson M. Mayes of the National Trust for Historic Preservation will discuss his book, “Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and … more
On April 1 at 7 p.m., David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), will present “The State of Anti-Semitism Today and AJC's Global Jewish Advocacy” via Zoom. The … more
“Well, we don’t like Hitler, but at least he’s killed the Jews.” Those were the words spoken to John J. Loeb in 1945, by his classmates at the Hotchkiss School. At the … more
When Theodore Lewis, the Dublin-born Orthodox rabbi who served as spiritual leader of Newport’s Touro Synagogue for 36 years, passed away in 2010, obituaries from Colorado to Rhode Island … more
Melissa and Rhonda Weiss on a recent mother/daughter trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, stopped at Touro Synagogue there. more
On Sunday, August 20, 2017, Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner addressed Rhode Islanders gathered at Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI for the 70th annual reading of George Washington’s … more
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