The Rhode Island Jewish Museum continues its mission to protect, preserve and reimagine the historic artifact at 24 Douglas Ave. Open Houses have been ongoing in 2017 and 2018. At each open house, tours are given of this frozen-in-time 112-year-old monumental artifact; a nine-minute video, created by award-winning photographer David Wells, runs for visitors to view; a map/timeline shows the evolution of the neighborhood and its relationship with the world. Admission is free; donations always accepted. Go to rhodeislandjewishmuseum.org to get the rest of the story.
Upcoming open houses are scheduled for Sept. 16, Nov. 25 and Dec. 30 from 1-3 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m., Shai Afsai will present a special talk on “Benjamin Franklin’s Influence on Judaism.”