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On Oct. 28, more than 50 community members gathered at Temple Emanu-El for a Women’s Alliance Rosh Hodesh luncheon presentation by Rabbi Elan Babchuck. The topic was timeless and universal: how is happiness defined today and how has it been … more
Ida Cohen Rosenthal immigrated to New Jersey in 1904. With little money in her pocket, she bought a Singer sewing machine on the installment plan and became an independent seamstress. more
JTA – Alice Herz-Sommer, the 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose life was the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, has died. Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest Holocaust survivor and was still playing … more
During the Holocaust years, there was only one march in Washington, D.C., to plead with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to rescue Europe’s Jews. As the 70th anniversary of that remarkable demonstration approaches, the protest is finally … more
BY  NEW YORK (JTA) – Each year in Brooklyn, Chabad Rabbi Shimon Hecht ascends 33 1/2  feet to light the tallest menorah in the world. But he’s not allowed to call it that … more
The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center’s Art and Writing Contest is one of its longest running and most creatively inspiring programs. As Executive Director May-Ronny Zeidman said, … more
Charlotte Sheer, founder of the Holocaust Stamp project, was asked  for her thoughts as the project nears completion.   Here’s what she had to say: “I am gratified and … more
Members of the Rhode Island interfaith community gathered June 22 near the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial in Providence to call on the government to keep families together and remind others of our … more
For 10 years, the book club at Wingate Residences, on the East Side of Providence, has met monthly in the community’s library to discuss nonfiction, classics, modern-day memoirs and … more
My wife, Sharon, and I had our B’nai Mitzvah a couple of years apart in the mid-1980s at Temple Am David in Warwick. We think back to our special days with warm memories. Like most … more
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