Summer’s end is upon us, and the fall is on its way. But, don’t fret! Throughout autumn, many great and positive changes occur. We begin to notice the beautiful amalgam of colors displayed on our foliage, the fresh, brisk air only this season can provide, a new academic year, and, of course, the High Holy Days and the Jewish New Year!
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is once again partnering with synagogues throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to provide eligible families with tickets to High Holy Day services. Eligible individuals/families must not be members of a participating synagogue and cannot have been members of a synagogue they wish to attend for the past two years.
The program is free and the deadline to contact the Jewish Alliance for tickets is Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. For tickets, call 401-421-4111, ext. 411.
The Jewish Voice does not list information regarding specific services and schedules. Below is a list of all the synagogues, temples and congregational groups known to us, along with contact information. Some are participating in the High Holy Day initiative and some are not.
Note: There are a number of synagogues in Rhode Island that do not require tickets for entry to their High Holy Day services this year. These include Temple Beth Sholom – $75 suggested donation (Providence), Congregation Sha’arei Tefilla (Providence), Newport Havurah (Newport), and Temple Habonim (Barrington). Please note that Temple Habonim requires neither tickets nor prior communication before services and has an “open-door” policy.
For more information on service schedules, please contact the synagogues directly or visit their websites.
Congregation Beth Sholom
Tammy Laforest, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregation Mishkon Tfiloh
Congregation Ohawe Shalom
Congregation Sons of Jacob
Congregation Sha’arei Tefilla
Rabbi Dovid Schwartz,
Touro Synagogue (Congregation Jeshuat Israel)
Congregation B’nai Israel
Congregation Beth David
Lesley Engelson, Lesley.email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregation Tifereth Israel
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Congregation Or Chadash
Congregation Sharah Zedek
Email form on website
401-345-1544 or 401-596-9951
Temple Beth El of Fall River
Fall River, Massachusetts
Temple Torat Yisrael
Sheryl, email@example.com; Stephanie, firstname.lastname@example.org
West Bay Community Jewish Center
Paul Finstein, email@example.com
Judy Moseley, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jodi Sullivan, email@example.com
Dottie, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Congregation Agudas Achim
Rav Leora Abelson, firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Brown RISD Hillel
Chabad CHAI Center of West Bay
Yossi Laufer, rabbi@RabbiWarwick.com
Chabad House of Barrington
Email form on website or
Chabad of Rhode Island Jewish Hospitality Center
Congregation Sons & Daughters of Ruth
United Brothers Synagogue
Hillel Foundation at the University of Rhode Island
Amy Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org