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!

We have added hundreds of new links to the Rhode Island Jewish Newspaper Collection. This source provides excellent genealogical research material, as does the Obituary Collection

Check out the latest additions to our digital collections under Digital Archive.

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 in Jewish RI, and of course the RIJHA Notes!

***Executive Director Kate-Lynne Laroche will be on maternity leave beginning March 12, 2021 and will return on June 7, 2021.***