Temple Habonim 165 New Meadow Rd, Barrington, RI02806 Temple Habonim considers itself a regional center of Jewish life for Rhode Island's East Bay and adjacent Massachusetts…More towns. As the only established temple in this area, it serves as "a gathering place for social, educational, spiritual, and community activities." The 200-family congregation is bound together by Reform Jewish values. It serves Jews by birth or choice and interfaith families. Shabbat observances are held Friday night and Saturday morning. Among its outreach efforts are social action projects for all ages, teen programs, senior "Renaissance" activities and Sisterhood for women. An accredited religious school serves children from kindergarten through 10th grade and hosts a satellite preschool and after-school kindergarten program for the Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island. Rabbi Andrew Klein provides the spiritual leadership.
Hampden Meadows serves Barrington's fourth- and fifth-grade pupils. The school's mission is "to foster reflective…More learning, characterized by mutual respect and responsibility through academic rigor, while nurturing individual social and emotional growth. We are supported by a strong partnership involving family and community in pursuit of life-long learning."
The faculty includes special services, reading, music, health and physical education and technology teachers. An active PTO sponsors a host of activities and special events. A nationally distinguished principal, Arlene Miguel, leads the school.
Barrington Land Conservation Trust 281 County Rd, Barrington, RI02806 The Barrington Land Conservation Trust is a private, nonprofit organization that works to preserve the town's remaining…More natural resources and adjacent areas, such as streams, ponds, marshlands, woodlands and other scenic and natural sites. It preserves the land through acquisitions, either by donation or easement; advocacy, and educational programs, such as family walks on trails in larger sites. More than 250 acres of land on 69 properties have been preserved for passive and active recreational use by Barrington's residents. A governing board meets in public five times a year at the Barrington library. There is an annual public meeting each June in the same location. The Land Trust works closely with town officials and the Barrington Conservation Commission.
Body Natural Fitness Center 306 County Rd, Barrington, RI02806 Body Natural Fitness Center is a small privately owned gym that offers a range of classes, activities, gravity and…More weight loss challenges. This co-ed friendly fitness center is open seven days a week and offers individual, month-to-month and yearly membership deals for families. Classes include spin, martial arts and gravity, which is a full-body weight-resistance workout that includes over 100 different exercises. These classes focus on building strength and burning calories within a small amount of time. Body Natural Fitness also offers day and week passes available for patrons who may be interested in trying out the gym.