Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association
The oldest local ethnic historical society in Rhode Island.


The Association is more than glad to help with your research about your family tree.

We have in the office:

  • Providence city directories, some other city directories
  • Information about organizations – past and present
  • Synagogues – past and present
  • Jewish Herald, Jewish Voice, and The Jewish Voice and Herald
  • Material about individual members of the Rhode Island Jewish community and many obituaries.

RIJHA charges the following fees:

  1. First half hour is free.
  2. Charge of $20 for each additional half hour. Students will be charged $5.00.
  3. Those coming into the office will be charged $5 the first two hours or $20 for the entire day.
  4. Photocopying – first 5 pages are free – Each additional page is 25 cents. Archival paper only.

Exceptions are:

  1. Members of the Association – first hour free then $10 per hour after that.
  2. Non-profit organizations working on Jewish education, arts, religion or history will be on a case to case basis.