In June, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and Congregation Beth Sholom announced a partnership in which Congregation Beth Sholom’s classes and services would be moving to the Alliance’s Dwares JCC in Providence. The move provides a home for the congregation following the sale of their East Side building at the corner of Camp Street and Rochambeau Avenue.
Of the move, Alliance President & CEO Adam Greenman said, “I’m incredibly excited to welcome Congregation Beth Sholom to the Dwares JCC. We are focused on working with other organizations to enhance Jewish life in Rhode Island, and this partnership does just that.”
The sentiment was echoed by Beth Sholom’s rabbi, Barry Dolinger, who said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to be moving into the Alliance. [The move] will allow us to focus on our vision to bring relevant, empowering, and inclusive Torah to the wider community. The Alliance’s welcoming space…will allow us to lean into a brand of lay-led tefillah that is intentional and transformative. This will be a better location for folks throughout the community to check out what we’re doing. The Alliance has been so collaborative and enthusiastic in making it work, and we are deeply grateful for a mutual collaboration”
The move is expected to take place in July.
– Michael Schemaille