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


The RIJHA offers assistance in genealogical research through both archival and online research.

To submit a Research Request, submit this form.

Some resources we have:

  • Providence city directories, including some other city directories, i.e. East Providence, Warwick, Cranston, and various others.
  • Information about organizations in the Jewish community – past and present
  • Synagogues – past and present
  • Material about individual members of the Rhode Island Jewish community, including a large obituary collection that has now been digitized.
  • Various Jewish owned business records, including Paramount Cards, the Outlet Company, Hasbro Inc., Silverman Bros. Jewlery, and many more.