Adam G. Smith

Funeral Director

Adam’s active role in the Jewish community strengthens our connection to the people we serve. His understanding of Jewish culture helps families navigate the special customs and traditions of a Jewish funeral and provides a sense of community as well as comfort and support during a difficult time. He carefully guides families through the funeral process, supporting and honoring Jewish traditions and very much enjoys serving the Jewish community.

Adam has been affiliated with the independent, Adam G. Smith family-owned Shalom Memorial Chapel since its opening in 1999 and has over twenty years of experience assisting families. He is the fourth generation of the Smith family to serve the Jewish community in Rhode Island. Adam’s father, Michael D. Smith, is the founder of Shalom Memorial Chapel. His grandfather, the late Jacob Smith, was a cantor and his great-grandfather, the late Meyer Smith, was the community’s mohel.

Adam and his family are active members of Temple Torat Yisrael, where his wife is a Sunday School teacher. He enjoys his involvement with Touro Fraternal Association, serving for three years as Secretary for Harmony Lodge and as a member of various committees. He is a past board member of the Jewish Seniors Agency and the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island. He often speaks on Jewish funeral customs at religious schools and at community forums and has been a guest speaker at a number of high schools and elementary schools. In addition, Adam is a member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors’ Association and served on its board for several years.

Adam is a graduate of the University of Hartford, where he earned his first degree in psychology. He is also a graduate of the Funeral Institute of the North East (F.I.N.E), where he earned his second degree in Mortuary Science. He is also an internationally published children’s book author and co-writes the “Ask the Director” articles in the Jewish Rhode Island newspaper.

Adam lives in Warwick with his wife, Andrea, and their children, Matthew and Ariana.