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Question: Are funerals allowed during holidays?  J.C.  Smithfield   Dear J.C., The answer is both yes and no. It really depends on the holiday. For example, you can have … more
(Kveller via JTA) – I have three children. Three healthy, wonderful, grown-up children. I have a wonderful husband. And I have a father, a brother and sister-in-law, and other friends and … more
JTA – The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia received a $1 million donation from the family of shoe designer and entrepreneur Stuart Weitzman. The museum’s … more
JTA – The Israel Police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two alleged corruption cases. The recommendation, made … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Author David Grossman was named the winner of the 2018 Israel Prize for Literature. “Since the early ’80s, Grossman has taken center stage in the Israeli … more
On Friday, Feb. 2, Rep. David N. Cicilline paid a visit to the Dwares JCC. His first stop was the Lower Lobby to meet  some preschoolers from the David C. Isenberg Family Early Childhood … more
MUTTONTOWN, N.Y. (JTA) – Lester Wolff served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is slightly above average for lawmakers. But he has a distinction few of his colleagues … more
Calling all alumni of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Rho Chapter at the University of Rhode Island. A reunion weekend is being held from Fri., March 23, to  Sun., March 25, in honor of the 90th … more
In 1976, the Tall Ships came to Rhode Island for the U.S. bicentennial. My husband had  an opportunity to purchase and sell books that had been printed for this … more
Rabbi Yossi Laufer grew up in the East Side of Providence, the son of Rabbi Yehoshua Laufer, who still serves at Chabad of Providence/Chabad of Rhode Island, on Hope Street.   Laufer … more
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