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Providence, RI

About This Community

Providence is a warm, chesed-oriented community, a wonderful place to raise a family, a town where individual and community growth is valued. The community is located on the East Side of Providence and in nearby Pawtucket, with beautiful tree-lined streets, pretty and well-kept homes with yards, where many children walk or ride their bikes to school. The Providence Hebrew Day School, at the center of the community, houses grades pre-K to 8, as well as a girls’ Beis Yaakov-type high school, and a mechanism kollel where some of the rebbeim from the school learn in the afternoon. The community caterer is also based in the building.

There are four Orthodox shuls in the community, one of which (Sha’arei Tefilla) is housed in the Day School, while the others (Mishkon Tfiloh, Beth Shalom, and Ohawe Shalom) are all within walking distance. There are multiple daily minyanim in town, along with shiurim for men, women, and children, and beis medrash open to the community.
Kosher food, including Cholov Yisroel dairy products, Bodek vegetables, packaged meat and chicken, and prepared foods from the caterer, are available at Bubbie’s Market, along with candy platters, snacks, and other items. Other supermarkets in the area carry many kosher items, as well. Brown University has a kosher dining room that is open to the public, and there are often ‘pop-up’ dinner opportunities available.

There is a beautiful, recently renovated mikveh in easy walking distance; there is also an eruv. The community is close to downtown Providence, with the State House, waterfront, parks, and other historical and cultural attractions. Within a short drive, there are many scenic hiking areas and parks, as well as historical sites. Newport, RI, home of Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States, is located approximately 45 minutes from Providence. Known as the City by the Sea, it boasts attractions such as Gilded Age mansions and a picturesque harbor.
Providence is an hour's drive or train ride from Boston, 2 hours from Hartford, and approximately 3 hours from New York.

Incentives:
$50,000 housing contribution
Free tuition for the first year, maximum $4,000 per child for years 2-6
$1000 move-in stipend
Free shul membership for the first year
Services of a Community Welcome Specialist
Job Board access

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Our Community Amenities

Education
Yeshiva Elementary Day School
Boys Only Girls Only
Yeshiva High School
Bais Yaakov
Post High School
Yeshiva Bais Medrash Pre Israel Yeshiva Bais Medrash Post Israel
Educational Resources
School Programs Funding Assistance Tuition Vouchers Rebates
Extra Curricular Programs
NCSY Pirchei Bnos
Religious Life
Chessed Organizations
Tomchei Shabbos Bikur Cholim
Kosher Food Availability
Kosher food widely available in local supermarket Chalav Yisroel
Mikvah
Shabbos Mikvah within walking distance Mikvah within close driving distance
Minyanim
Daily Minyanim (Shacharis/Mincha/Maariv) Available
Nusach
Ashkenazic
Other Resources
Eruv
Kollel
Kollel Unaffiliated
Economics
Mass Transit Available
Taxes
State Income Tax for Highest Bracket 6%+
Low Property Tax Rate
Retiree Amenities
Retiree Kollel
Fair Participation
2013 Fair 2013
2015 Fair 2015
2024 Fair 2024
Congregation Mishkon Tfiloh RI, Providence, 203 Summit Ave
(347) 968-7368
Congregation Beth Sholom Of Providence RI, Providence, 401 Elmgrove Ave
401-236-7536
Congregation Shaarei Tefilla  RI, Providence, 450 Elmgrove Ave.
(716) 534-0230
Congregation Ohawe Sholam (Ohave Shalom) RI, Pawtucket, 671 East Ave
4017223146

Our Community Contacts

Andi Gladstone afgladstone@gmail.comrasprovidence@gmail.com (401) 524-2355
Chani Benjaminson chabadofrome@yahoo.com
Elaine Saklad esaklad@gmail.com (401) 487-1202
Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman pscheinerman@phdschool.org (401) 331-5327
Yachad Region
New England NewEnglandYachad@ou.org +16172096799
NCSY Northeast
northeast@ncsy.org 646-459-5196