Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association

The oldest local ethnic historical society in Rhode Island.


Find out what projects the RIJHA is currently working on.

Digitial Archives

We have digitized a lot of the major parts of our collection that people have told us they want to access online; including Obituaries, RIJH Notes, and the Jewish Voice & Herald.

research services

Research Services

Use our extensive archive and research services to research your family’s history in RI! We are happy to assist with genealogy and any other research request you have.


Welcome to the RIJHA Website!

Check out the latest additions to our digital collections under Digitized Materials.

Browse through old photos in our new Photographs section under the Collections tab.

Stay up-to-date with all of RIJHA’s programs, events, and projects under the News segment of our site.

There is always a lot happening in the RI Jewish Historical Association. Make sure to stay up-to-date by reading our quarterly newsletters, articles and notices published in Jewish Rhode Island, and of course the RIJHA Notes!