Thursday, December 08, 2022

I am parnas (president) of Congregation Shearith Israel.

In your piece on the Touro Synagogue, “A Visit to Newport’s Touro Synagogue” (August 11, 2022), you write: “Earlier this year, the Providence Journal reported that Shearith Israel has filed a motion to evict Touro Synagogue’s congregants from the shul.”

The stated fact is not accurate. The uncooperative tenant of the property is being evicted. But the congregants and worshipers at Touro are not being evicted and will remain welcome at Touro. Indeed, we embrace them and recently hosted a shabbaton with many of them.

Please consider correcting your piece.

Thank you.

Louis M. Solomon
New York
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