Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association

The oldest local ethnic historical society in Rhode Island.


Keep up to date with what projects the RIJHA is working on.

Digitial Archives

We have digitized a lot of our collections and made them accessible online including Obituaries, the RIJH Notes, and the Jewish Voice & Herald. Find them here!

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!

What’s going on at the RIJHA?

Our Fall Meeting is planned for September 22nd. Check back for more details and programming.

On behalf of Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association, we extend our congratulations to Temple Emanu-El on their 100th anniversary. We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Temple Emanu-El on an Adult Education Lecture Series focusing on Jewish history. The series will begin in September. Please check back for dates, times and more details of the programming.

Check out our News and Events Page for information about our recent programs and upcoming events! 

If you would like to complete your 2024 Membership online, please navigate to our Membership page to fill out your information electronically! 


The 2023 edition of the RIJH Notes (click here) has been sent out! If you need extra copies, or have not received yours, please let us know!