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?

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

Join us on Sunday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Dwares JCC. 

Register here

National Park Ranger Andrew Schnetzer will deliver a free lecture on the Hahn Memorial in the Roger Williams National Memorial. Judge Jerome Hahn, the first Jewish judge in Rhode Island, generously gifted the well to Providence in 1931. 

Light refreshments will be served.

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!