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StatePoint – During back-to-school season, many families find time is at a premium. With routines changing from summer’s slower pace to tighter schedules jam-packed with work, school and extracurricular commitments, it can be hard to keep kids … more
While camp may seem like an indulgence, it is as important as day school attendance when it comes to forming your child’s identity. Summer camp is a worthy investment as it allows children to acquire vital social skills, which will prove useful … more
As the final minutes of Rosh Hashanah ticked away, 13-year-old Leo Goldberger was hiding, along with his parents and three brothers, along the shore of Dragor, a small fishing village south of Copenhagen. The year was 1943, and the Goldbergers, like … more
JTA – If you’re a young Jewish woman – or if you just happen to love “Broad City” or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp – there’s a new website for … more
LAS VEGAS (JTA) – Rabbi Mel Hecht clutches his black coffee and paces in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts just down the road from the Red Rock Casino. It’s 2:27 p.m., and the couple said they’d be here by 2:20. The photographer has an … more
He may just be turning 27-years-old, but Jamie Kaye-Phillips is already taking Broadway by storm.  The former Providence resident and congregant of Temple Emanu-El is now an above-title co-producer for summer’s most recent Broadway hit, “An … more
Shabbat across America will take on a global perspective in New Bedford when Rabbi Michael Schudrich, chief rabbi of Poland, speaks at Tifereth Israel Congregation March 13 and 14. Chief rabbi of Poland since 2004, Schudrich served as rabbi of … more
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
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