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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
When the newscasters announced this past spring that there would be an influx of billions of chirping, buzzing cicadas across the Eastern United States, people started wondering “why now?” My family and I were among a small population of … more
PAWTUCKET – October 1 marked the first day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In Rhode Island, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed and second deadliest form of cancer among women. One out of every six local women will be diagnosed … more
PROVIDENCE – Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island proudly presents the Volunteer of the Month Award for October, 2013 to Russell Kushner. more
Walter Feldman comes from humble roots – a working class family from Lynn, Mass. At age 8, he created his first book and he began painting at 12. By the time he was 16, he had his first show at the local library. He joined the Yale School of the … more
PROVIDENCE – On Sunday, Oct. 6, about 68 women and 3 men, aged 28 - 88, gathered at Brown RISD Hillel to hear Sharsheret, a national not-for-profit organization supporting Jewish women and their families facing breast cancer, explain why Jewish … more
PROVIDENCE – John B. Murphy, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, gave the second address on healthy aging that was sponsored by the Lifelong Learning Collaborative and held at … more
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