Synagogues gear up for the High Holy Days


Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year!

Jewish Rhode Island does not list information regarding specific services and schedules. This year, we contacted all the synagogues, temples and congregational groups and asked about in-person and virtual services as well as if tickets will be required. What follows is the current information from those who responded along with current contact information from all known synagogues, temples and groups in our coverage area.

For the most up-to-date information on service schedules, please contact the synagogues directly or visit their websites. Keep in mind that COVID-19 continues to influence openings and closings so direct contact is your best source of last-minute information.


Congregation Beth Sholom


401 Elmgrove Ave. (@ the Dwares JCC), Providence

In-person worship services with no tickets required. Suggested donation for nonmembers.

Congregation Mishkon Tfiloh


203 Summit Ave., Providence

In-person worship services with no tickets required.

Congregation Ohawe Sholam


671 East Ave., Pawtucket

In-person worship services with no tickets required.

Congregation Sha’arei Tefilla

450 Elmgrove Ave., Providence

In-person worship services with no tickets required.

Congregation Sons of Jacob



Touro Synagogue (Congregation Jeshuat Israel)


85 Touro St. Newport

In-person services. Tickets required.


Congregation Beth David


102 Kingstown Road, Narragansett

In-person and Zoom services available, tickets required.

Temple Beth El of Fall River


385 High St., Fall River, Massachusetts

In-person and livestreamed services. Masks required for those not fully vaccinated.

Congregation B’nai Israel


224 Prospect St., Woonsocket

Some services will be held in-person at the American Legion Post in Cumberland, others will be held only on Zoom or in hybrid form.

Temple Emanu-El


99 Taft Ave., Providence

Live-streamed and in-person worship services. Registration required.

In-person worship services with livestream available. Tickets are required. Cost is $100 and may be applied to temple membership. Deadline for tickets is Sept. 5.

Temple Shalom


233 Valley Road, Middletown

Congregation Sharah Zedek

Email form on website

401-345-1544 or 401-596-9951

6 Union St., Westerly

Attendance is free and donations are accepted. To attend virtually over Zoom, visit the Sharah Zedek website.

Congregation Tifereth Israel


145 Brownell Ave., New Bedford, Massachusetts

In-person worship services with streaming available. Tickets are required. Contact Temple office for info.


Newport Havurah, an association of Reform Jews



Contact for details about High Holy Days

Temple Beth-El


70 Orchard Ave., Providence

In-person and virtual services. Tickets are required. Recommended donation for nonmembers.

Temple Habonim


165 New Meadow Road, Barrington

In-person worship services with a virtual option available. Open-door policy at all services. No tickets required.

Temple Sinai,


30 Hagen Ave., Cranston

In-person worship services with a virtual option. Tickets are required. Call the temple office for deadline and cost information.


Congregation Agudas Achim


901 N. Main St., Attleboro, Massachusetts



Brown RISD Hillel


80 Brown St., Providence

Limited number of tickets available for community members. Info available on Brown/RISD Hillel website.

Hillel Foundation at the University of Rhode Island


6 Fraternity Circle, Kingston

In-person worship services with no tickets required. No cost for students; suggested donation for non-students.

Chabad CHAI Center of West Bay


3871 Post Road, Warwick

Free and open to all. No reservation required.

Chabad of Northern RI


I1767 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln

In-person worship services. No tickets required but an RSVP is appreciated.

Chabad of Rhode Island Jewish Hospitality Center


360 Hope St., Providence

Free and open to all. No reservation required.

Congregation Sons & Daughters of Ruth


Block Island

United Brothers Synagogue


205 High St., Bristol

In-person services are free and open to all, RSVPs encouraged. All services will be livestreamed.

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