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WARWICK – More than 350 people paid tribute to the accomplishments of the past 100 years and looked forward to an even brighter future for the Touro Fraternal Association at its Centennial … more
Teege, a Nigerian-German who was adopted as a young child, discovered that her birth mother’s father was Nazi concentration camp commander Amon Goeth after randomly selecting a book in the Hamburg Library. On that day, Teege learned that she – a black German woman who had gone to college in Israel and befriended the descendants of Holocaust survivors, who had a successful career and a loving family – was the granddaughter of a monster. more
BOSTON (JTA) – A 9-year-old school project to commemorate Holocaust victims surpassed its unlikely goal to collect 11 million stamps – representing the lives of 6 million Jews and 5 … more
Congregation B’nai Israel, in Woonsocket, like many synagogues in Rhode Island, is facing some difficult challenges.   The oldest Conservative synagogue in Rhode Island, B’nai … more
Renovations are underway to the Paul M. and Janet G. Fradin Family Entryway at the Providence Hebrew Day School (PHDS). The scope of the project includes handicapped front access to the building, … more
As the New Year begins, the New England Rabbinical College (NERC) embarks on a major renovation project. The stately century-old brick building at 262 Blackstone Boulevard in Providence was … more
QUESTION: My mother’s yahrtzeit falls on Yom Kippur. It is also a Saturday this year. Do I light a candle, or do I wait until Shabbat is over? L.C., Providence Dear L.C.,  This … more
The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center’s new website is now up and running.   2017 has been a big year for SBHEC: a new space, an exciting fundraising event and the creation … more
Members of the Aquidneck Island Jewish community (Newport Havurah, Temple Shalom and Touro Synagogue) recently prepared shopping bags for its annual community High Holiday food drive.  The … more
There’s nothing like time in the garden. You get to spend time outdoors, play in the dirt and see your hard work grow before your eyes. Sometimes, you even get to eat the fruits (and … more
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