Congregation Adath Israel

Street Address
115 Huntingtown Road, Newtown, CT

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 623, Newtown, CT 06470

Contact Us
(203) 426-5188 | Email
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Welcome to Adath Israel

We have been greater Newtown’s Synagogue for over 100 years and proudly continue our tradition of welcoming all to join us in celebrating Jewish tradition and learning in a progressive, modern setting. Our unique membership includes descendants of the original Jewish farmers who built the synagogue, interfaith couples, congregants from diverse Jewish backgrounds as well as those new to Jewish tradition. We look forward to sharing our synagogue and community with you and welcome you to join us for our next 100 years!

Adult Education Class

The History and Significance of the Biblical Prophets

Begins Thursday January 13, 2022

Please contact the synagogue at, if interested.

Pre-School Playgroup

Now registering!

No membership required.

Click here for more information.

Covid-19 Policy

Updated 3/3/22

As long as infection rates remain low in Fairfield County, masking and vaccination will be optional.  We ask that you please try to continue maintaining social distance when possible and be aware of and sensitive to others who may not be as comfortable with close social contact.  We ask that you please stay home and join us virtually if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, a cold, or any cold or respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms.

Thank you

Shabbat Services May 20 and 21

May 20 7:30 PM
Gather with us for a Kabbalat Shabbat Service on Friday in person or live streamed. The services will be led by Rabbi Schectman and take approximately 1 hour.

The live-stream for Friday will begin at 7:30 PM through our Facebook page.

May 21 10:00 AM
Gather with us for a Shabbat Shacharit Service on Saturday in person or live streamed. The services will be led by Rabbi Schectman and take approximately 2 hours.

The live-stream for Saturday will begin at 10:00 AM through our Facebook page.

You do not need to be a Facebook member to view the live-stream services.

You can also review Our Live-Streamed Services at any time

Candle Lighting / Parsha

111 Huntingtown Road

Update:  An application for a grant was submitted to the EPA for removing asbestos on the property so that the building can be safely demolished. The draft ABCA that was submitted with the grant application can be viewed, click here). Any questions, please email: