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The new memorial awaits dedication. /Brian SullivanThe new memorial awaits dedication. /Brian SullivanIt is thrilling to announce that the creation of a Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial – a process that began more than 10 years ago – has finally been accomplished. This memorial has been a labor of love, and collaboration between the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and the Holocaust Education Resource Center of Rhode Island, under the guidance of the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial Committee. 

 

MIDDLETOWN – It wasn’t much of a beach day. But it was a good day for a book. And about 125 people came out for Hadassah’s fifth annual Books on the Beach event at the Atlantic Beach Club on Aug. 11.

Now a much-anticipated tradition, Books on the Beach raises funds to support the work of the volunteer woman’s organization. Each year, two or three authors are invited to speak about their books, themselves and the writing process.

On June 14, the Chesed Shel Amess Association – Lincoln Park Cemetery held its 103rd annual election and installation brunch at The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence in Warwick.

Cantor Remmie Brown gave the invocation. Outgoing President Barry Rose recognized and thanked Beth Veltri, executive director; staff, officers and the board of directors for their hard work and dedication.

Rabbi Howard Voss-AltmanRabbi Howard Voss-AltmanRabbi Howard Voss-Altman is in a good place.

He feels honored and blessed to take over stewardship of Temple Beth-El in Providence, with its 170-year history and remarkable sense of self and stability.

He’s happy to be in a place where Reform Jewish values are preeminent and people are secure in those values.

And he is “absolutely thrilled to be back near our family,” he says.

Voss-Altman became the senior rabbi at Temple Beth-El in July when Rabbi Leslie Y. Gutterman retired. He and his wife Annie and their three children, Adi, Judah and Emilie, moved to Providence from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he had been rabbi of Temple B’nai Tikvah for 13 years.

LEFT , Touro Fraternal Association Directors AND Officers 2015-2016 –First Row:  Steven White, Nathan Lury, Andrew Gilstein, Michael Smith, directors; Max Guarino, vice president, Friendship Lodge; Barry Schiff, director; Judah Rosen, association chaplain. Second Row:  Peter Silverman, treasurer, Harmony Lodge; Reid Redlich, Adam Halpern, directors; Alan Lury, vice chairman, board of directors; Jed Brandes, chairman, board of directors; Robert Miller, chairman emeritus, board of directors; Barry Ackerman, vice president, Harmony Lodge; Jason Golditch, treasurer, Friendship Lodge.  Third Row:  Andrew Lamchick, director; Stuart Solup, inside guard; Andrew Liss, president, Friendship Lodge; Steven Hopfenberg, secretary, Harmony Lodge; Steven Waldman, director and association treasurer; Jeffrey Davis, Bruce Weisman, directors; Michael Levin, president, Harmony Lodge; Norman Dinerman, director. Not Shown:  Arthur Poulten, chairman emeritus, board of directors; Brett Boisvert, association secretary; Stevan Labush, Barry Shaw, directors, Jeffrey Stoloff, secretary, Friendship Lodge.LEFT , Touro Fraternal Association Directors AND Officers 2015-2016 –First Row: Steven White, Nathan Lury, Andrew Gilstein, Michael Smith, directors; Max Guarino, vice president, Friendship Lodge; Barry Schiff, director; Judah Rosen, association chaplain. Second Row: Peter Silverman, treasurer, Harmony Lodge; Reid Redlich, Adam Halpern, directors; Alan Lury, vice chairman, board of directors; Jed Brandes, chairman, board of directors; Robert Miller, chairman emeritus, board of directors; Barry Ackerman, vice president, Harmony Lodge; Jason Golditch, treasurer, Friendship Lodge. Third Row: Andrew Lamchick, director; Stuart Solup, inside guard; Andrew Liss, president, Friendship Lodge; Steven Hopfenberg, secretary, Harmony Lodge; Steven Waldman, director and association treasurer; Jeffrey Davis, Bruce Weisman, directors; Michael Levin, president, Harmony Lodge; Norman Dinerman, director. Not Shown: Arthur Poulten, chairman emeritus, board of directors; Brett Boisvert, association secretary; Stevan Labush, Barry Shaw, directors, Jeffrey Stoloff, secretary, Friendship Lodge.CRANSTON – Touro Fraternal Association, the largest independent Jewish fraternal order in New England, currently in its 99th year, honored and installed newly-elected 2015-2016 Lodge officers and association board members on May 20.

With a renewed level of commitment and a focus on future organizational growth, officers and board members officially assumed their leadership roles at the association’s annual installation dinner held at Touro headquarters, 45 Rolfe Square