Occupants of Newport synagogue facing eviction

THE TOURO SYNAGOGUE, which was built in 1763 and is the oldest synagogue in the U.S., is being fought for by two Jewish congregations. A New York-based Jewish congregation called Shearith Israel that owns the property recently filed a motion in court to evict the longtime occupants, Congregation Jeshuat Israel. / COURTESY TOURO SYNAGOGUE
NEWPORT – A Jewish congregation in Newport is the subject of eviction filings aimed at removing the group from its longtime home, the historic Touro Synagogue, which was built in 1763 and is the oldest synagogue in the U.S. A New York-based Jewish congregation called Shearith Israel that owns the property recently filed a motion…

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