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The Rhode Island Jewish Museum will restore the Sons of Jacob synagogue, a venerable monument of Jewish life, transforming it into a center that curates the immigrant experience.


As a window between our history, our present, and our future, it will celebrate and promote the art, history, and culture of Rhode Island’s Jewish community.

An Exquisite Building Worth Saving

The Rhode Island Jewish Museum will be housed in the historic Sons of Jacob synagogue, built in 1906 in Smith Hill, Providence, Rhode Island.


Learn more about the beautiful building and the history that lies within in this short video.

Support Our Capital Campaign

Time is running out to restore one of the oldest remaining historic synagogues in Providence, and we cannot do it alone. With the help of the community, our goal is to raise $3 million to create a cultural and community center for Jewish art, history, and the community at large.


Learn more about our efforts from our President, Shelley Parness, or click below to donate now.

Recent News & Press Archives

Read recent articles and press releases covering our efforts to preserve and revitalize the Sons of Jacob synagogue. Read more...



Learn about past events and stay up to date on future events and Open Houses. Read more...


From the Zodiac Mural to the Sons of Providence Exhibit and more, explore the beauty of what the RIJM has to offer. Read more...

Get Involved

Volunteers are a critical part of fulfilling our mission. Are you interested in donating your time or expertise to the Rhode Island Jewish Museum? Let us know!


"The Sons of Jacob Synagogue is a monument and testimony to the rich history of the Jewish community in Providence. It also is a part of the rich fabric of the immigrant life in the North End of Providence.  A large number of Providence College students were congregants of Sons of Jacob. Thus there has existed a strong historical and community bond between the temple and the college that speaks to the interreligious and multicultural interaction and cooperation that characterized the North End neighborhood at that time."

- Dr. Arthur Urbano, Chair of the Jewish Catholic Theological Exchange Committee


24 Douglas Ave, Providence, RI

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