New front, back doors open at JCC

Friday, April 7

It’s been more than a year since the front doors closed and construction started in earnest on the renovations to the Jewish Alliance’s Bonnie and Donald Dwares Jewish Community Center, …

Andrea Katzman takes the helm at JCDS

Friday, April 7

The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island recently announced that Principal Andrea Katzman will become the new Head of School, starting July 1. She will succeed Adam Tilove, who has directed …
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Yom ha-Zikaron remembrance at JCC

Remember and honor those who have fallen in the defense of the State of Israel or during acts of terror during a memorial ceremony April 30 at the Dwares Jewish Community Center. Since 1963, Yom …

Habonim's Unity Shabbat

Across the political spectrum, we are all Jews, and we each find our own unique way to connect with, challenge and support Israel. It is incumbent upon us Diaspora Jews to learn all we can about …

Emanu-El to show awe-inspiring ‘On the Map’

Sometimes a game is just a game, but on rare occasions, a win might change everything – for the team, for its fans and maybe even for their country. In 1977, when Maccabi Tel Aviv’s …

URI Hillel End of Year, Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration

Join URI Hillel for our end of the year BBQ and Yom ha-Atzmaut celebration. Featuring hotdogs, burgers, an authentic Ice Cream truck serving Italian ice and more!

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Spring cleaning redux

A couple of years ago, I wrote about spring cleaning at about this time of year. Actually, when I looked back, the column was mostly about postponing spring cleaning, with a little history …

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The perils and positives of technology

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Step back and focus on the bigger picture

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Doing good in R.I.

Friday, April 7

On April 2, the Rhode Island Jewish community hosted a series of good deeds (mitzvot) throughout the state as part of the global movement known as Good Deeds Day. Participants cleaned up, recycled, …

Cooking for a peaceful future

Friday, April 7

NEW BEDFORD – Israeli Arab Miriam Zoabi urged people attending the “Cooking Up a Dialogue” event to take a close look at the photos placed on their tables.   “We …

Performance of ‘Women of Ararat’ to benefit women in Armenia

Friday, April 7

Members of the Armenian community of Rhode Island are bringing a performance of the acclaimed play “Women of Ararat” to Providence on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. The performance, in …

Our duty to remember

On Sunday afternoon, April 23, 27 Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, a few hours before the official beginning of Yom ha-Shoah, members of the Rhode Island community – Jew and non-Jew alike …

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Moufletas for Mimouna

Mimouna is a traditional North African celebration marking  the end of Passover. Popularized by Moroccan Jews in Israel, it marks the end of avoiding hametz with moufletas, a type of crepe fried …

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Jewish values for social media in the post-U.S. election world

Just over two years ago, I was invited to write a number of online articles that addressed Jewish values as they apply to our social media lives. With the impact of social media on the recent U.S. …


Re: Advertising (April 7)

I am writing in response to the ad by stop.iran.now.ri on page 16. The ad is racist, and inaccurate. If one would have spent five minutes fact checking the claims made by the ad you would have …


Slow cooker pot roast savory, festive

(Nosher via JTA) – Because I am someone who runs her life a million miles per minute, but still value the fruits of a home-cooked meal, the slow cooker is certainly a mainstay in my kitchen. …

Colorful, crunchy salad is simply perfect for spring