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JTA – A Nazi-looted painting by the Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani is being sequestered in Geneva after its ownership was revealed in the Panama Papers. The ownership of the 1918 painting … more
JTA – Israel’s former Sephardic chief rabbi said that a landmark compromise establishing a mixed-gender prayer space at the Western Wall will “weaken Jerusalem.” Speaking … more
About 70 seniors celebrated Hanukkah Dec. 16 at the Kosher Senior Café’s annual party. This year, the festivities took place at Temple Emanu-El in Providence.  Entertainment was … more
“The Schwartz Dynasty,” a classic film featuring some of Israel’s leading actors, will be screened at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence on Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. The … more
Israeli filmmakers Tamar Kay and Or Sinai will screen their award-winning short films Monday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. The screening, followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception, will … more
How you pronounce Hebrew often tells the listener where you came from, or how old you are. The major pronunciation differences are between Ashkenazi and Sephardi, although in Israel there is also … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Ehud Olmert entered an Israeli prison to begin his 19-month sentence on a corruption conviction, becoming the first Israeli prime minister to serve jail time. Prior to arriving at the prison in central Israel on the morning … more
SEEKONK – June 8 dawned chilly and breezy. But that did not stop 108 golfers from teeing up for this year’s 30th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic. The event, held at Ledgemont Country Club, raises money for programs and services at the Dwares … more
On Dec. 9, 2014, the Rhode Island chapter of Hadassah installed a new group of officers. The program began with a look back at the many contributions the organization has made in areas such as health information, hospital programming, education and … more
JNS.org  – While anti-Semitism in Europe and anti-Zionism on U.S. college campuses are on the upswing, how is American Christian support for Israel trending? Stronger than ever, says the founder of the country’s largest pro-Israel … more
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