Prayer Services

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. On Shabbat and Jewish holidays, men must wear long pants, however ties and jackets are not required. Women may wear slacks. For weekdays services casual attire, including shorts, is permitted. No sleeveless or torn clothing is permitted for services at any time. Shawls are available at the ladies entrance. We reserve the right to require appropriate attire to enter the synagogue for services.

Please turn of all phones before entering the synagogue. The use of electronic devices is not permitted on Shabbat or Jewish holidays. No photographs may be taken in the synagogue.

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 3. For further information about minyanim, please contact Rabbi Mandel at 401-847-4794 ext. 203 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information about observant visiting at Touro Synagogue and Newport, 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for its current status

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We Welcome You To Join Us For Kiddush And Conversation Each Shabbat Following Services

Winter Schedule

October 5 - March 9

Friday Night - 6:00 pm

Saturday Morning - 8:45 am

There are no regularly scheduled weekday services during the winter.