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Bernice Stone waited 40 years to become a bat mitzvah, but it was worth the wait. On Oct. 5, 2013, she chanted her Torah portion at Temple Beth-El in Providence. Growing up Orthodox, Stone didn’t think that Orthodox girls could become a bat … more
With all the news on high-stakes testing and the implementation of Common Core standards, it’s easy to miss another education movement building up steam. As experts have long recognized, students learn better when they work on self-directed … more
PROVIDENCE – A new program to support the caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia has been launched at Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island. The respite program is designed to provide caregivers a time away … more
If Matisyahu’s promoters were to claim that there’s no other performer like him, no one could dispute their statement. Part hip-hop artist, part jazz scat singer, part hazzan vocalist, Matisyahu composes dance music reminiscent of Bob … more
PROVIDENCE – When it comes to delicious food, the only thing better than talking about it is eating it. On Monday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., you’ll get to do both at an open meeting of the Miriam Hospital Women’s Association. Join Chef Walter … more
Dr. Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish Institution, will be the guest of The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. On Nov. 7, she will discuss the latest of her seven books. more
PROVIDENCE – Just a few weeks ago, in late August, I flew back to Israel to spend Rosh Hashanah with my family in Moshav Tel-Adashim (near Afula), after spending last year as the community  (emissary) here in Rhode Island. It has been a wonderful … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island has officially launched its new website. The new site will allow users to access more detailed, up-to-date information on all aspects of the Jewish Alliance, the programs and services, event information, … more
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Tifereth Israel Synagogue of New Bedford, Mass., celebrated Simhat Torah on Sept. 27. Rabbi Raphael Kanter announced the theme for this year as “Insiders/Outsiders,” signifying the synagogue’s acceptance of all people, … more
KINGSTON – University of Rhode Island students, faculty and staff gathered on Oct. 2 for the screening of “In Darkness,” hosted by URI Hillel in Swan Hall Auditorium as part of URI’s Diversity Week. Academy Award nominated – Best Foreign … more
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