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JTA – With costumes, spiels and lots of drinking, Purim is one of Judaism’s most raucous holidays. You might know about beautiful Esther thwarting evil Haman’s plans, the custom of … more
JTA – When I explain Purim to those less familiar with the holiday, I tell them it’s kind of like Jewish Halloween. Not so much because of the history and story behind each (Purim has no … more
“Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” a 2014 film featuring some of Israel’s leading actors, will be screened at the Dwares JCC in Providence on March 8, from 6-9 p.m. The movie … more
The seeds of the current conflict in the Middle East go back a century, to World War I, when Britain and her allies overthrew the Ottoman Empire. Britain’s clandestine allies in the region were … more
I really enjoyed the five months I spent in Israel recently. I spent the first month doing Ulpan (learning Hebrew), and the rest of the time studying at Tel Aviv University. My program was a 10-week … more
A multifaith, multidenominational vigil in solidarity against recent acts of hate will take place at the Holocaust Memorial on the River Walk, just off South Main Street, in Providence, on March 5 at … more
Do you worry about what might happen to you as you get older? Do you dream of a retirement home in Florida or, perhaps, Arizona? Do you think that downsizing now will make life easier as you age? Are … more
The bomb threats targeting Jewish organizations around the United States caught up with the Dwares Jewish Community Center on Feb. 27. At about 11 a.m., a call came into the JCC, located on the … more
A multifaith, multidenominational vigil in solidarity against recent acts of hate will take place at the Holocaust Memorial on The River Walk, just off South Main Street, in Providence, on March 5 at … more
The bomb threats targeting Jewish organizations around the United States caught up with the Dwares Jewish Community Center Monday. At approximately, 11 a.m. a call came into the center, located on … more
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