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.
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We Welcome You To Join Us For Kiddush And Conversation Each Shabbat Following Services
October 5 - March 9
Friday Night - 6:00 pm
Saturday Morning - 8:45 am
There are no regularly scheduled weekday services during the winter.