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Touro Shabbaton

Friday, May 13 - Sunday, May 15

Join us for a springtime Shabbaton with the Newport community, this one to be held here in NY. Rabbi Soloveichik’s Keynote Address focusing on the history and meaning of the Touro Synagogue will be delivered after Shabbat morning services (and is one installment in an important, mostly virtual, Spring Lecture Series on significant historic orthodox synagogues around the world). Another highlight will be an informative Sunday morning tour led by Rev. Zachary Edinger, of Chatham Square Cemetery, the oldest Jewish cemetery in America, located in today’s Chinatown. There will be other talks and programs throughout the weekend, and opportunities to spend time together in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 



Friday Evening:

  • Tour of Synagogue by Rev. Zachary Edinger
  • Friday Evening Services with the Shearith Israel Choir
  • Friday Night Lights- an inspiring talk by Rabbi Soloveichik on the making and meaning of shabbat
  • An “intimate” shabbat dinner for Touro guests and Shearith Israel representatives



  • Morning Services with the Shearith Israel Choir
  • Keynote Address on the history and meaning of the Touro Synagogue by Rabbi Soloveichik (an installment of his major Spring lecture series on important historic synagogues around the world)
  • Community kiddush luncheon (outdoors on Paved Paradise, weather permitting)
  • Rabbi Soloveichik’s shabbat afternoon class accompanied by Seudah Shelishit and  followed by evening services and habdala.



  • A guided tour of Chatham Square Cemetery, Shearith Israel’s first cemetery located in Chinatown led by Rev. Zachary Edinger.
  • Optional Activity: Mets vs. Mariners at Citifield- Shearith Israel members and Touro Affiliates are invited to attend this afternoon Mets game at a highly subsidized price of $15 ticket ($40 face value)
Liberty Bell Rimonim

These Rimonim, modeled after the American Liberty Bell, were commissioned by the Congregation in honor of Judge Edgar J. Nathan Jr.

Crosby Street Synagogue

 In 1834 the congregation built a new synagogue on Crosby Street, between Broom and Spring Street.