About The Museum

Historic Sons of Jacob Building

The Rhode Island Jewish Museum is located within a historic building, steps away from the state capital and nestled within Providence's Smith-Hill neighborhood. The building, home to Congregation Sons of Jacob, is on the register of National Historic Places and placed on the Providence Preservation Society, (PPS) 2016 Most Endangered Properties List. The congregation, an orthodox Jewish community, has been conducting worship in Providence since the late 1800s. While part of the mission of the RIJM is to preserve the Sons of Jacob building, all Museum areas, events, and gallery space are distinct from places of worship, and of course, all persons from all walks of life are always welcome.

Who Are We?

RHODE ISLAND JEWISH MUSEUM OFFICERS & EXECUTIVE BOARD

SHELLEY PARNESS, President

JAMES WATERS, Vice President

RUTH BREINDEL, Secretary

LARRY PARNESS, Treasurer

JOSHUA JASPER

JESSI JASPER

LARRY KATZ

HAROLD SILVERMAN

NIKKI PARNESS SNYDER

SENIOR STAFF

CLARY HEALY, Grants Coordinator

SAM TROILO, Strategic Support

Visit The Museum

Everyone is welcome to come and visit the Rhode Island Jewish Museum!

The RIJM is open to the public for special events, by appointment only. Please contact rijewishmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

Listening To History

Want to learn more about the history of the Sons of Jacob Synagogue? Watch our video to hear stories and memories from community members. 

"The coolest things about buildings is that they are a portal into history..."

- Brent Runyon, Providence Preservation Society

© 2017 by the Rhode Island Jewish Museum. The RIJM is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
 

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The RIJM is open to the public for special events, by appointment only. Please contact rijewishmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

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