Rabbi Ethan Adler

Rabbi Ethan Adler is the Religious leader of Congregation Beth David. Ethan has been the Spiritual Leader of Congregation Beth David of Narragansett for over 25 years, where he also has served as the Education Director of the South County Hebrew School. Concurrently he is the Assistant Director of Jewish Eldercare of RI and teaches various courses at local colleges.

Ethan was born in Israel and moved to the United States with his family when he was a young teenager. Before moving to Providence, he lived in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and attended Hebrew School there for 2 years. After graduating from the Bureau of Jewish Education’s High School program, he earned a B.A. in Biology and minor in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Additionally he has received a Masters in Education at Rhode Island College with a concentration in Counseling, attended the Boston Hebrew Teachers College and recently earned a Certificate in Thanatology from Bristol Community College and a Certificate in Gerontology from Rhode Island College.

In the past he served as Education Director of the Bernard H. Ziskind School of Judaism, New Bedford, Massachusetts and was on the faculty of the Midrasha High School. Ethan served as Education Director of Temple Am David (Warwick, RI), Educational Director of Temple Torat Yisrael (Cranston, RI) and Summer Chaplain at Camp Yawgoog.

His goal is to help establish South County as a vibrant community, meeting the varying needs of its members and offering many avenues of Judaic expression through prayer, Torah study and ages wide involvement.

Rabbi Adler was ordained on September 28, 2014 by Vaad HaRabbonim of America (The American Board of Rabbis) at Congregation Beth David. Read about his journey from Rev to Rabbi.



Mar 08

Purim Carnival

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 10

Text Study with St. Peters By The Sea

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mar 11

CBD Book Club

March 11 @ 7:00 pm


Fri 21

Student-led Kabbalat Shabbat

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 28

Post-b’nai Mitzvah Youth Kabbalat Shabbat

February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mar 02

Monday Morning Minyan

March 2 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Mar 06

Pizza Shabbat

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mar 07

Shabbat Morning Service & Luncheon

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mar 09

Purim Megillah

March 9 @ 6:30 pm

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Hebrew School

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Hebrew School

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mar 04

Hebrew School

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