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Attractions
Mansions
Tips: More than 2 mansions will most likely become boring. Keep in mind they do not let strollers inside.
The Breakers
Chateau-sur-Mer
The Elms
Marble House
Rosecliff
Green Animals (has a large garden with topiary - bushes formed into different shapes)
Kingscote
Hunter House
Isaac Bell House
Chepstow

Other
Cliff Walk
Thames Glass
Ocean Drive
Thames Street
Harbor cruise
Scooter / Coupe rental
Fort Adams
Touro Synagogue and Visitors Center

Hotels
Newport
Hyatt Regency Now called Gurney's
Hotel Viking
Middletown, RI (several minutes away)
Hampton Inn

Minyanim
Touro Synagogue - They usually only have minyanim during the week in the summer; check the website for times.
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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: May 28, 2019, 07:19:15 AM »
Any kosher food in Providence? Heading up there for business for 3 days next month.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: May 28, 2019, 07:52:00 AM »
Any kosher food in Providence? Heading up there for business for 3 days next month.
http://www.bethsholom-ri.org/kosher-food.html

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: May 28, 2019, 11:10:06 AM »
Any kosher food in Providence? Heading up there for business for 3 days next month.

Providence is one of those small towns where hashgacha and local kosher places are a source of disagreement between the Yeshiva types and MO crowd.  Best bet is to talk to someone you know there (or friend of a friend) to get the details. 

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: January 19, 2020, 03:08:53 PM »
Has anyone been to Newport in the winter?

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: January 19, 2020, 03:13:17 PM »
Has anyone been to Newport in the winter?
Just know that not all attractions are open. Touro Synagogue isn't open and I believe only the Breakers mansion was open as well.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: July 28, 2021, 05:17:24 PM »
are there any minyanim around the Newport area these days?
Here for the night and Touro has none right now

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: August 10, 2021, 07:58:19 AM »
Providence is one of those small towns where hashgacha and local kosher places are a source of disagreement between the Yeshiva types and MO crowd.  Best bet is to talk to someone you know there (or friend of a friend) to get the details.
to clarify, mainstream Modern Orthodox Rabbis do not recognize Lighthouse Kosher as a legitimate kashrus agency. He uses a rabbi at a conservative temple to carry hashgacha for his Florida operations and has used blatantly antisemitic caricatures to disparage mainstream Vaad hakashrus who go above and beyond in terms of both finance and manpower expenditures.
There are no mainstream Modern Orthodox Rabbis in the greater Boston/ Providence area who support his hashgacha.

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: April 05, 2022, 06:41:45 PM »
Will there be Minyanim this Chol Hamoed 5782?

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Re: Rhode Island Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: April 05, 2022, 09:28:17 PM »
Will there be Minyanim this Chol Hamoed 5782?

Providence has a year-round Jewish community and will certainly have minyanim. The Touro Synagogue in Newport used to have chol hamoed minyanim, but they have been extremely Covid caution in their reopening, so I would reach out to them to find out the current status. Details here: https://tourosynagogue.org/congregation-jeshuat-israel/prayer-services/