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In 1877, a number of Jewish Freemasons living in Providence decided to join together to form a new Masonic lodge, Redwood Lodge Number 35.  According to Redwood Lodge’s tradition, the group’s leader, Myer Noot, envisioned a lodge that would be … more
PROVIDENCE  – For families that were in synagogue all day on Saturday, Sept, 14, for Yom Kippur, the following day’s Cyclovía event was certainly a change of pace. Cyclovía is an international phenomenon that reportedly began in Bogotá, … more
PROVIDENCE – Event Chairs Neil and Randi-Beth Beranbaum, along with Alan and Marianne Litwin, hosted the evening event of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s 2014 Annual Campaign Launch at the Biltmore Hotel on September 17. Before … more
FALL RIVER, Mass. – In 1958, a young optometrist in Fall River saw a need: The children of poor and working class parents were unable to afford college. Dr. Irving Fradkin saw a waste of talent and potential and set out to fill that need. He … more
AKRON, Ohio (JTA) – During a High Holy Day discussion about repentance in Sarah Greenblatt’s Jewish values class, not all the students are listening. One girl stares out the window at the azure sky. Another sits in the back, doodling. But a … more
WARWICK – Dr. Fredric Scheff, the Temple Shalom cantor and the star of the Ocean State Theatre Company’s Les Misérables, whose list of accomplishments is as impressive as his voice, turns out to be a realist. He recently sat for an interview … more
Two dozen women gathered at the home of Mitzi Berkelhammer on Sept.12 for a “special edition” Lion of Judah Home Sweet Home event to hear about programs sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and to make their commitment to the … more
PROVIDENCE – On a chilly Tuesday night, more than 300 donors gathered at the Biltmore Hotel to help kick off the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s 2014 Annual Campaign (see companion story on page 1). After a delicious pre-reception, … more
PROVIDENCE – Mia Ackerman (D-Dist. 45, Cumberland, Lincoln), Sen. Joshua Miller (D-Dist. 28, Cranston, Providence), Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Marty Cooper of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Community Relations Council … more
Three artists with very different styles and medium are exhibiting in the September/October show at the Gallery at Temple Habonim.  The opening wine and cheese reception and an opportunity to meet the artists will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22, … more
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