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

RIJHA News & Events

You’re Invited! 

The RIJHA invites you to a free open house: An Afternoon in the Archives in the Melvin and Patty Alperin Board Room at the Dwares JCC on Sunday, December 11th from 12:00pm-2:00pm. 

Learn about some of the unique historical pieces in the RIJHA’s collections, such as: 

  • A class photo from the Doyle Ave Grammar School from 1919
  • RI Post 23 Jewish War Veterans chapel dedication plaque from October 1951
  • A miniature replica of the RIJHA’s mannequin, Bessie
  • A steamship broker’s ledger book from 1905-1909
  • Hebrew Free Loan ballot box
  • A sugar cone brought from Russia in the early 1900s

And many more! 

After the event, we will be posting each item with it’s history and description on our Facebook and Instagram, in addition to having pamphlets available at the event. 

We hope to see you there!