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Situated on the banks of the Providence Riverwalk between the World War I and World War II memorials, the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial serves a dual purpose: it honors the 6 million Jews who … more
ROME, ITALY – Micol Piazza, our guide on a tour of the historic Jewish quarter here, is full of emotion as she speaks, and I tremble as I listen to her recount the horror of the German roundup of some 1,000 Roman Jews on Oct. 16, 1943. Most of them lived on these few blocks, in what for centuries had been a ghetto. Piazza says of the Nazis, “With the help of the Italian police, they had the names of the Jews. They were right here. It was Shabbat. Sukkot. People were sleeping in their homes.’’ more
When we hear the name Eli Bohnen, many people in the community fondly recall the long-serving rabbi of Temple Emanu-El. They remember a gentle and compassionate man who was considered a … more
This year, during the Erev Simchat Torah celebration, I had the honor of being the first person called to the bimah of Temple Emanu-El to cradle a rescued Czechoslovakian scroll and dance it around … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry is upset that his dentist, a recent convert to Judaism, is already telling Jewish jokes. He complains to the … more
With community input, the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial Committee has compiled a collection of names of Holocaust survivors who made a life for themselves and their families in Rhode Island. If you or a member of your family is a survivor and your name is not part of this first wave of engravings, please contact Michelle Cicchitelli at mcicchitelli@Jewishallianceri.org or 401-421-4111, ext. 178. more
With community input, the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial Committee has been able to compile a collection of names of Holocaust survivors who made a life for themselves and their families in Rhode … more
In a cold, unrelenting rain on April 26, students and faculty scurried across the plaza outside the University of Rhode Island’s Robert L. Carothers Library. I knelt on the ground and made the … more
On Sunday afternoon, April 23, 27 Nisan on the Hebrew calendar, a few hours before the official beginning of Yom ha-Shoah, members of the Rhode Island community – Jew and non-Jew alike … more
JTA – Looking through the barbed wire of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 14-year-old Nanette Konig could barely recognize her friend and classmate from Amsterdam, Anne … more
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