Keyword: RIJHA
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Anyone of a certain age who grew up in the north end of Providence knows that there was once a thriving synagogue there called Sons of Zion. The building proudly stood on Orms Street, near … more
About a month ago, I found a treasure – a real tangerine, like the ones I remember from my youth. Not a mandarin or a clementine or a Murcott, but a real tangerine. The loose-skinned … more
Advertisements, dictionaries tell us, are paid communications promoting products or services in print media, radio or television, on billboards or social media, via the internet, and any and all … more
In an article in February, I described a tablecloth that was embroidered with the names of donors to the Jewish Consumptive Relief Society, a local organization that gave money to a hospital for … more
When the Spanish explorer Hernan Cortez visited The New World in 1520, he learned about a cold drink made from the cacao bean. Called bitter water, it was spiced with chili and said to be an … more
On May 20, 1951, with due celebration, the cornerstone was laid at the new home of The Miriam Hospital. The structure on the corner of Summit Avenue and Fifth Street in Providence would replace … more
The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association officially opened the doors to its new office and archives Jan. 21 with a reception and the dedication of the donor wall. Now housed near the first … more
In one of his articles for the R.I. Jewish Historical Association Notes (Vol. 2, No. 1), David Adelman included an item from “1001 Valuable Things Free,” published in a 1955 pocket … more
In the 10 years that I have been on the board of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association (RIJHA), we have had three offices at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in … more
David Charak Adelman was a well-known Providence lawyer. The law was his vocation, the history of the Jews in Rhode Island his avocation. It was his dream to found an organization for the proper … more
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