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Congregation Beth David
102 Kingstown Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Phone: (401) 789-3437
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The History of CBD

In the early 1940’s a small group of traditional Jews who summered at the Narragansett Pier met for prayers in their Narragansett homes. Such evenings sowed the seeds of the Jewish community that would become today’s Congregation Beth David.

By 1961, the growing congregation yearned for a formal meeting place. In 1964 they purchased and renovated a cottage in the neighborhood. They named it Congregation Beth David in memory of David Frank, the 26-year old son of founder Jacob Frank, who died in an accident.

During the 1960’s and 1970’s the congregation gathered from Memorial Day to Labor Day only and temple business was often conducted on Canonchet Beach (now North Pavilion) at Narragansett Pier. In 1978 Congregation Beth David became a year-round synagogue and today has grown to over 120 members. Our membership is comprised of singles, married couples, interfaith families, and members of the gay and lesbian community.

Congregation Beth David has remained steadfast in a changing Jewish community landscape.

CBD Mission Statement

We are an inclusive congregation that provides a supportive and welcoming environment in order to sustain and strengthen Jewish traditions, education, and sense of community. 

CBD Value Statements

We value Jewish traditions that are based on Conservative teachings and that are informed by our congregants’ needs.

We value lifelong Jewish learning and therefore provide a nurturing, inclusive educational experience, including programs, across all age groups and family settings.

We value a strong sense of community engagement among our congregants and within the broader communities in which they live. We value Tikkun Olam and infuse that spirit into our social, religious, and community service activities and encourage our congregants to do the same.

We value inclusiveness and thus welcome members of all ages including, but not limited to, traditional Jewish families, mixed faith families, young and elderly singles, members of the LBGTQ community, guests and partial year residents, and students.