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NEW YORK (JTA) – Jews were “undesirable.” They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their … more
Moishe Hirsh Uditsky was born and died in the Russian Empire. Despite pogroms and oppression, he never immigrated to the United States, but at least six of his nine children did, finding a life of … more
In 2011, a group of Hope High School alumni founded a scholarship fund to help Hope students pursue higher education. As of today, close to 500 Hope High alumni and friends have … more
More than 1,600 community members gave their dollars and time generously to support the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s 2017 Annual Campaign, which ended June 30.   Driven … more
As Hanukkah, the festival of light, approaches, more than 65 women gathered Nov. 30 at the Dwares Jewish Community Center for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Rosh Hodesh program. … more
Congregation Beth Sholom (CBS) held its first annual shabbaton Nov. 3-5, and it was, by all accounts, a smashing success. More than 70 synagogue members and supporters gathered on the … more
Paws, the Pawtucket Red Sox mascot, recently visited the children from the Eides Family J-Space and took a few minutes to view Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American at the Dwares Jewish … more
A year ago, I began an  18-month professional development program called the Merrin Fellowship for Teen Engagement. Together with 12 other JCC teen professionals we are learning from each other … more
I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Sam Zerin recently to discuss the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music. It is a fascinating topic. Since Temple Emanu-El has a … more
Fun with Challah [Photo gallery]
The Great Rhode Island Challah Bake is an annual event for women and girls in Rhode Island. This year, close to 200 gathered Oct. 30 at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in … more
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