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PROVIDENCE – On Sept. 27, the board of directors of Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) unanimously named Erin Minior as the president and chief executive officer of JCS. JCS, the … more
In 1980, my parents sent me to Israel with Camp Ramah for six weeks. As a 17-year-old, I never gave any thought as to the feelings my parents experienced sending their eldest child away for that … more
 I think the phrase, “it’s a small world” especially holds true here in Rhode Island. As luck would have it, Barbara Kenerson walked into my office a couple months ago to … more
Sam Nelson is a man of many talents, and at age 99, his creative spirit remains strong. Once owner of the Nelson Rack Company, in Providence, a manufacturer for the jewelry plating industry, Nelson … more
Giving gifts is as much about the giver as it is the recipient. But when it comes to gifting for a 13 year old, it’s sometimes hard to find a way to forge what can seem like a big divide. … more
BY LARRY KESSLER The Bar Mitzvah has evolved in 53 years, but the more it’s changed – and it has, big time – the more it’s stayed the same. Back in those ancient … 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
AMSTERDAM (JTA) – The Dutch Foreign Ministry reprimanded a diplomat who overstepped his authority to save thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and deprived him of royal honors, new research … more
BY HILARY SALK This is the third article in a series leading up to the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht. As Nov. 9 approaches and I continue to have an opportunity to write about the 80th … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel’s Cabinet approved a plan to bring some 1,000 Ethiopian Falash Mura who have children living in Israel to the country. The plan approved on Oct. 7 was … more
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