Area Jewish Life

Resources for Jewish Life in Our Area

Located in the center of Southeast Massachusetts, Congregation Agudath Achim is in a “Chai” spot – 18 miles east of Providence, 18 miles south of Sharon/Canton/Stoughton, and 36 miles south of Brookline/Newton.

While we’re not a member of any federation, we participate in programming from both the Jewish Alliance (Rhode Island) and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP, Greater Boston).

Depending on your interest in engaging in Jewish life, you’ll find that outside our synagogue community there are a great number of opportunities to do so.

Click here to visit to find out more of the diverse programming available throughout Eastern Massachusetts.

Click here to visit Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) to learn more about the many programs they sponsor as a federaion.

Click here to visit the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island (federation).

The small corner kosher market in the historic East Side of Providence provides our Hanukkah latkes each year and offers both kosher meat and dairy products (despite their name).  While they don’t have a website, you can find Davis Dairy Products at 721 Hope Street, Providence.

When we have catered kosher meals we often use Tova’s Catering in Norton. Click here for more information.

Further afield in Canton, our members who keep kosher visit Zayde’s Market.  Click here for more information.

Up in Brookline, The Butcherie offers the largest selection of kosher food, with a great line of packaged/canned products from Israel.  Click here for more information.

Many of us enjoy “field trips” to Harvard Street in Brookline for not only The Butcherie, but kosher restaurants and The Israel Book Shop (click here), which has a significant online presence as well as a bricks-and-mortar store.

The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts brings together diverse congregations for community-wide efforts.  Click here for more information.

While we may at times feel a little bit isolated from the richness of the many, many Jewish resources for people of all ages throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island (especially, Providence), with some planning ahead and some driving out of our area, we find plenty of opportunities for education, arts, culture, social action and resources for Jewish living.

The Jewish Advocate prints an annual guide to Jewish life in Eastern Massachusetts and also makes the directory available online.

Click here for the newspaper in general and here for the most recent (Nov 2019) directory (very partial listings). Both links provide highlights of the information available to subscribers, so this isn’t a free site. is a better resource in that regard.

The Jewish Rhode Island newspaper brings news from that community, with a great deal of it focused on Providence.  It also publishes an annual directory, not currently online.  Click here for the newspaper in general.

Camp Avoda (for boys) and Camp Pembroke (for girls) and Camp JORI (boys and girls) are “right in our backyard”.