Religious Life at the University of Rhode Island

URI Chaplains Association

6 Fraternity Circle Kingston RI 02881


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Hillel: The Jewish Student Center

The Norman M. Fain Hillel Center
6 Fraternity Circle, Kingston, RI 02881

Amy Olson, Executive Director

Yaniv Havusha, Jewish Student Life Associate

Hillel creates a warm and welcoming environment where students of all backgrounds can explore, celebrate and learn about Jewish life.

  • Social programs and holiday celebrations.
  • Free Shabbat dinners for students.
  • Community service and social action including national and international Alternative Break opportunities.
  • Cultural/Educational opportunities.
  • Trips to Israel.
  • Leadership training, conferences, scholarships.
  • TV Lounge, Kosher kitchen, and great study space w/wireless internet.
  • High Holiday services and Passover meals.
  • Co-sponsored events with other URI departments and organizations.

Religious Preference Form

We invite students to fill out a religious preference form so that the URI Chaplains Association can assist you in finding community on campus. Click here to fill out the form.

Prayer / Meditation Spaces on Campus

Are you looking for a quiet place to stop and pray or meditate on campus? Here are several options that are available:

Meditation Room in the Fascitelli Fitness & Wellness Center

Tyler Hall room 137

Women are invited to use the URI designated Lactation Rooms as well.

Local Places of Worship

In addition to resources on campus, there are many places of worship in Kingston and the surrounding area. Please do a Google Search for "Places of Worship in Kingston, RI" for complete listings, or contact one of the chaplains for recommendations.

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