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When I decided to take part in the Ulpaniada competition, going to Israel was only a dream. Two wins and one generous grant from the Alliance later, I was on my way.   The Ulpaniada … more
Rabbi Aaron Philmus, 39, grew up in Matawan, New Jersey. He studied ecology and anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, before attending the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York … more
When prospective congregants take a tour of Temple Torat Yisrael in East Greenwich, they are greeted by both expected and unexpected beauty.   Inside the new synagogue, guests encounter a … more
Question: I have noticed a set of five Hebrew letters at the end of the Hebrew phrasing on many monuments. What do these letters stand for?  I.G., East Greenwich Dear I.G., Often we see … more
Israelis Shai, 24, and Nir, 26, told compelling stories as StandWithUs’ “Between the Lines: Voices of Israel – Stories Untold” visited Rhode Island on … more
On Sunday, Feb. 26, Congregation Beth Sholom (CBS) celebrated its “Annual Gala” in its East Side of Providence building. By all measures it was a tremendous success – the event sold … more
In the Biblical Garden at Temple Sinai in Cranston, religious school students will soon sow three ancient cereal grains that are native to the Near East and were first domesticated by farming … more
(My Jewish Learning via JTA) –  Passover requires a great deal of preparation, especially if you are making your home Kosher for Passover.   These 10 tips will help you organize … more
(Kveller via JTA) – If your Passover Seder is anything like mine, it can resemble the world’s most difficult classroom: different ages, ranging from 3 to 93, and varying levels of … more
The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center’s Art and Writing Contest is one of its longest running and most creatively inspiring programs. As Executive Director May-Ronny Zeidman said, … more
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