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Four generations: Donna Young, center, her daughter Bethani Atwood, her mother Maxine Morse, and her granddaughter Graci M. Atwood. Graci was born May 10 and lives in Covington, Wash., with her parents Bethani and Kris Atwood. She is named after her … more
I am writing this on the day before Thanksgiving, 2013. My mother’s life ended in March of 1994 – very close to 20 years ago – and to this day, her impression remains strikingly vivid. My mirror reflects some of her too – an alarming thought … more
Browsing in one of my favorite local gift shops the other day, I lingered at the Alex and Ani counter. Studying the charms was like gazing at the paintings in a museum or perusing books in a library. Why were they created? What was their … more
My mother died in April. I was there for her in those last few days, sitting by her bedside. During her last day, she was in a coma, but I think she could hear me. The sun set slowly as a shadow was cast on her picture on the wall. I felt her spirit … more
The inaugural event for J-Futures was held on December 17 at the North Kingstown home of Barbra and Max Brickle. J-Futures is a series of unique Jewish Alliance programs focused on engaging new, and strengthening existing, Jewish leadership in our … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Edgar Bronfman, the billionaire former beverage magnate and leading Jewish philanthropist, died December 21. more
URI Hillel students and staff member Aaron Guttin will travel to Oklahoma City, January 5-12 on an Alternative Break Trip with the Jewish Disaster Response Corps to rebuild homes destroyed in the May 2013 tornadoes. Pictured here are Arielle Weston, … more
eft: Daniel Malin, left, from Portsmouth, and Matan Graff, Rhode Island community shaliach (Israeli emissary), participated in a Birthright trip mid-December. They are shown standing next to the State of Rhode Island seal at the JFK memorial … more
Lisa Davis has always dreamed about running a bakery. She’s finally on her way to transforming ambition into reality. Self-taught, Davis grew up baking. As a tween, every Friday and Saturday night, she’d make bread or croissants with some help … more
Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman, a renowned concert pianist, is someone who enhances the lives of those around her and believes in good causes. A Julliard-trained musician and professor of music at Rhode Island College, Stillman has helped thousands of … more
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