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About Us

We are Sha'arei Tefilla, a warm and welcoming community, looking to grow together in our Torah learning and our commitment.

We are located on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island at 450 Elmgrove Avenue (inside the Providence Hebrew Day School.)

Rabbi Dovid Schwartz

Rabbi Dovid Schwartz came to Providence in 2004 to become a founding member of the Providence Community Kollel. After receiving his BA in comparative religion at the University of Michigan, he went on to study at and receive his semicha from the Ner Israel Rabbincal College in Baltimore, Md. Having developed many warm relationships with members of the Providence community, he was asked to be the Rabbi of the newly formed Congregation Sha'arei Tefilla in 2009.

In addition to guiding the membership of Sha'arei Tefilla in areas of halacha, mussar, and relationship building, he continues to work with Jews from all parts of the Rhode Island Jewish community. He currently resides on the East Side of Providence, with his wife, Shani, and their children.

Join Sha'arei Tefilla

Please email sarag (at) for more information on becoming a member of our shul.

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