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Artwork From A Volunteer

Lydia Bryan, one of our student volunteers and a first-year student at RISD, has taken some lovely photographs. Even more exciting is the fact that Lydia has chosen to use the synagogue as a subject for some of her illustrations.

Blueprints and Elevations

Courtesy of our friend and collaborator Danielle Herzenberg, we’d like to show off some blueprints and elevations of the Broad Street Synagogue!


Broad Street Synagogue blueprints


Synagogue elevations

Brown Daily Herald – Students Revive Century-Old Synagogue

Together, a core group of fewer than 20 students raised about $8,000 for items like work gloves, paint and cleaning equipment through film screenings and a clothing sale. Donations were matched by the RISD Community Service Office.

Our friends at RISD and Brown are earning the respect of their peers thanks to the coverage in the Brown Daily Herald. The full write up is available here.

Community outreach and institutional partnerships such as the ones developed with RISD’s Alternative Spring Break Project and the Swearer Center at Brown have helped provide the human resources necessary to beautifying the Broad Street Synagogue.

GoLocalProv Video Footage

Thanks to GoLocalProv and their video coverage of dozens of volunteer students at RISD as the Rhode Island real estate market gets back on the rise. We can’t embed the video on the site but please check it out here! Video footage of the synagogue starts around the 1 minute mark.