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The festival of Purim is one of the most beloved Jewish holidays, in part because of the customs surrounding its observance: raucous, noisy behavior; dressing in costume; and drinking to excess... and all this can happen within the confines of a … more
Jake Wallack of Little Compton became a bar mitzvah on January 11, 2014, in a joyous celebration at United Brothers Synagogue (UBS) in Bristol. The occasion was noteworthy for several reasons. First, Jake completed his bar mitzvah training with … more
Betty Adler has been volunteering at the Alliance JCC Early Childhood Center for over a year. Known for her patience and kindness, Betty interacts with all of the children (infants, toddlers and preschoolers), reads to them, plays games, shares … more
Make your own unique Mishloach Manot containers to fulfill one of the four essential customs for the cele-bration of the Purim. An adult workshop will be held in the Alliance Creativity Center on Monday, March 3, 2014, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Come for an … more
This month the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cape Cod (JFCC), presented the documentary “Life in Stills” at Newport Public Library (hosted by Touro Synagogue), Falmouth Jewish Congregation … more
On Thursday, January 31, Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman and a large group of Providence Hebrew Day School (PHDS) parents, joined many other private and faith-based schools in Rhode Island at a special rally at the State House to encourage legislators to … more
It’s only fitting that the Rhode Island Chapter and the Western New England Region of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, have selected “42nd Street” as the choice of entertainment for the fundraiser honoring the memory … more
The Holocaust Education & Resource Center of Rhode Island President, Judith Jamieson is pleased to announce a gift of stock to the Education Center valued at of $93,000 from Myrna and David Leven formerly of Providence. The Levens want the … more
The 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, nonviolence and economic inequality were the repeated themes during this year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. A number of programs and events during the week echoed the call for civil rights for … more
September 15, 1963, a bomb goes off. Four young girls are killed. Twenty two people are injured. The place – the 16th Street Baptist Church, in Birmingham, Alabama. The explosion that rocked the African-American church propelled the Civil Rights … more
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