**Due to the moving of our office, we will not have phone or internet access from Monday 9/18 to Wednesday 9/20. The office and library will be closed from 9/18 to 9/22 for Rosh Hashanah.**

It’s Happening!

We’re finally moving.

The RIJHA will be moving THIS summer

to a beautiful, brand-new space.

Are you interested in learning about our ongoing Capital Campaign to fund the construction and move?

General donations and naming opportunities are available.

Contact the Treasurer (David Bazar), the President (Ruth Breindel) or the RIJHA Office for more details.


Check out our Facebook page for construction updates!

We will still be located within the Dwares JCC building, but after the construction and the move we will be on the bottom floor just to the right of the new back entrance to the JCC building (it’s where the RI Holocaust Museum used to be located).

After the move is over, details about a celebratory open-house/party in the new space will be forthcoming. Stay tuned for updates!

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Kate-Lynne LaRoche

Welcome to our new Office Manager!

The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association would like to welcome Kate-Lynne Laroche as their newly hired Office Manager. Kate-Lynne is a Rhode Island native who has her bachelor’s degree in Renaissance and Reformation History from Rhode Island College, with a minor in Art History and Certification in Public History. Her interests include, but are not limited to: travel, building her personal library, and exploring new places in and around Rhode Island. Kate-Lynne looks forward to using her expertise in organization, customer service, and avid enthusiasm for all things historically related, to be an asset to our organization.

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Photograph of Professor Cheryl Greenberg

Prof. Cheryl Greenberg of Trinity College, CT,

“A History of Black/Jewish Relations and Why It Matters Now”

2017 Annual Meeting, Sunday, April 23, 2017

Were you unable to make it? Listen to her talk here.


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Mailing address:
Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association
130 Sessions Street
Providence, RI 02906

Phone: (401)331-1360

E-Mails: [email protected]

Office and Library
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Wednesday, Friday: from 9:00 am to 12 pm and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm.

Open on Sundays and other times by appt.
Closed for most Federal and Jewish holidays.



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