Newport’s Touro Synagogue offers Kiddush luncheon speakers, kosher certification


NEWPORT – Rabbi Dr. Marc Mandel, senior rabbi at Touro Synagogue, announced that Touro Synagogue is hosting a special summer series of guest lecturers at the synagogue’s Kiddush luncheons each Shabbat. T

The first speaker, Jeffrey Savit, president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, spoke July 13 about the Alliance’s goals and visions.

David Strachman, adjunct professor of law at Roger Williams School of Law and the University of Massachusetts School of Law and the author of “Terrorism Litigation,” spoke July 20. The author of “Terrorism Litigation,” Strachman spoke about bringing suit on behalf of terrorism victims against terrorist organizations and their sponsors

On July 27, Rabbi Dan Landsman from Teaneck, N.J., spoke about how people can use the lessons of the Torah to get through difficult times.

Upcoming speaker sessions include Marty Cooper, director of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Community Relations Council, on Aug. 3; Dr. Andrei Rebarber, a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist with a subspecialty certification in maternal fetal medicine, on Aug. 10.

On Aug. 17, as part of a program associated with the 66th anniversary of the George Washington Letter Reading, Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna will speak.

In addition, Rabbi Mandel announced that he has certified as kosher these Newport eateries: Newport Fudgery, 359 Thames St., and 168 Thames St., and Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 198 Thames St.

For more information, contact Touro Synagogue at