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PROVIDENCE – On Sept. 18, The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence celebrated 10 years of premier assisted living, offering elders of our community traditional assisted living as well as memory support. Tamarisk held a special … more
Editor’s note: see related story on Tamarisk’s tenth anniversary on above. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6.30 p.m. – “The Lover, The Lunatic, The Poet”  – Shakespeare’s greatest hits, featuring Richard Clark. Don’t miss this … more
CRANSTON – Fourteen Rhode Island young men and women have been selected to share a total of $45,000 in educational financial aid made available by Touro Fraternal Association, the largest independent Jewish fraternal order in New England. more
PROVIDENCE – “Open your hand to the poor and needy Kinsman in your land” (Devarim 15:11).  The Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, a program of Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island did just that; it opened its hands to … more
PROVIDENCE – They came to my RISD “Bible as Art” class. Ovadiah (Agbai) and Pinchas (Ogbukaa), guests from the Ibo people of Nigeria, hosted on this visit by Israeli Emissary, Matan Graff, photographed by RISD alumna Ilene Perlman, and … more
On Sunday, Sept. 22, Shai Afsai, master’s degree candidate in library and information studies at the University of Rhode Island, received the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association’s Horvitz Award.  He won a $500 prize and his article will … more
The excitement was palpable as the 2,800 delegates to the National J Street Conference in Washington, D.C., awaited the keynote address of Vice-President Joseph Biden. Delayed because his private discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu had … more
The Joseph & Leba Zelniker Conference, a program of the Educational Services Department of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, brings outstanding Jewish educators to the community. Local Jewish schools support the Zelniker Conference and … more
PROVIDENCE – Dr. Milton Hamolsky, long considered a pioneer within the medical profession, was honored on Sept. 24 with the Human Dignity award from Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI).  He has had a long and illustrious career in Rhode … more
PROVIDENCE – On multiple occasions during the recent Sukkot visit to our community by Elder Ovadiah Agbai and Elder Pinchas Ogbukaa, of Abuja’s Gihon Synagogue, the three of us ran into Rabbi Moshe Moskowitz, director of Meor (an innovative … more
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