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.

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What’s going on at the RIJHA?

Later this Fall we plan to unveil the Pareira Portraits at an open community event. 

In October we plan to host our Rhode Tour Bus Trip! Stay tuned to our Events Page and Facebook for Details.

The 2022 edition of the RIJH Notes is formulating – we can’t wait for you to read it in early 2023!