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Peter Tedeschi, left, as Alfred P. Doolittle performs “With a Little Bit of Luck” with Harry and Jamie portrayed by Jonathan Olivera and Daniel Larson in Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway classic, “My Fair Lady,” being presented at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick through Oct. 19. /PHOTO | MARK TUREKPeter Tedeschi, left, as Alfred P. Doolittle performs “With a Little Bit of Luck” with Harry and Jamie portrayed by Jonathan Olivera and Daniel Larson in Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway classic, “My Fair Lady,” being presented at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick through Oct. 19. /PHOTO | MARK TUREKWARWICK – Former Woonsocket resident and member of Congregation B’nai Israel is back in Rhode Island to perform onstage as Alfred P. Doolittle in Ocean State Theatre’s production of “My Fair Lady.” Since leaving Woonsocket to pursue a journalism career, Peter Tedeschi is returning to his birth state to perform for the first time after a decade of success in the theater.

Upon graduating from Marquette University, Tedeschi quickly climbed the ranks as a producer and freelance journalist for CNN. His career there included working on the “Larry King Live” show. He developed and was the executive producer of Noticiero CNN, which later became CNN en Espanol. He also served as the senior executive producer for CNN Financial News. However, he soon discovered that his true passion was on the stage.

Hineni by Naomi Geller Lipsky /COURTESY | GALLERY (401)The next exhibit at Gallery (401) features artist Naomi Geller Lipsky and Gold, Paper, Scissors.

Naomi uses quilling (the art of coiling and shaping narrow paper strips to create a design), gilding (the application of gold leaf), painting and other techniques to create her artistic designs. She is inspired by her love for Jewish heritage and finds joy in commissions that express what others cannot put into words.

(Part three of three parts)

NEW YORK – Read about the highs and lows of the last part of 5774.

May 2014

New York’s 92nd Street Y, a Jewish center for arts and culture, names its first non-Jewish executive director, Henry Timms. Shortly afterward, Sol Adler, the previous longtime executive director, who was fired after revelations that he had a long-term affair with his assistant, hangs himself in his Brooklyn home.

An Anti-Defamation League anti-Semitisim survey finds “deeply anti-Semitic views” are held by 26 percent of 53,000 people polled in 102 countries and territories covering approximately 86 percent of the world’s population. Critics say the survey’s 11 questions are not accurate gauges of anti-Semitism.

Imagine celebrating Shabbat as an entire community, not just in one synagogue or congregation. That’s the vision of the Shabbos Project, a global grassroots movement whose organizers hope to encourage Jews of all ages and from all traditions to experience a “complete” Shabbat together Oct. 24-25.

The movement originated in South Africa in 2013. And it’s grown from there. The expected participation this year includes Jews from 212 cities in 33 countries around the globe.

/ Hadar Marhiv/ Hadar MarhivGilor Meshulam, Israeli shaliach (emissary), shared these photos of the sukkah of one of his army colleagues. Hadar Marhiv, a Samaritan from Holon, Israel, offers the following explanation: