Rhode Island’s only kosher bed and breakfast
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Rhode Island’s only kosher bed and breakfastNEWPORT, Rhode Island (AP) — A practicing Catholic who attends church each Sunday, Mary Ellen Newbury hardly seems a sure bet to know the ins and outs of keeping a kosher diet.
But as innkeeper of the Admiral Weaver Inn, the only kosher bed-and-breakfast in Rhode Island, Newbury’s job is to ensure her guest’s religious needs are satisfied — whether by making sure that meat and dairy meals are kept separate or by keeping bacon and sausage far away from the house.
Upholding the strict standards of a religion, albeit one different than her own, is a responsibility she takes seriously.
“I respect their beliefs and they in turn respect mine,” said Newbury, a lifelong Newport resident and retired school teacher. “That’s how it’s worked out.”
The six-bedroom inn, which opened as a kosher bed-and-breakfast more than five years ago, was the brainchild of a Ukranian immigrant looking to give something back to the Jewish community. The 1860s home, which boasts standard trappings like TVs and personal refrigerators, also has unique features that showcase its commitment to Jewish tradition.