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Stopping for a photo: Jeffrey Savit, Steven Woolf, Rob Sherwin and Sharon Gaines.Stopping for a photo: Jeffrey Savit, Steven Woolf, Rob Sherwin and Sharon Gaines.SEEKONK – June 8 dawned chilly and breezy. But that did not stop 108 golfers from teeing up for this year’s 30th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic. The event, held at Ledgemont Country Club, raises money for programs and services at the Dwares Jewish Community Center.

Players were greeted with a giveaway prize, and enjoyed a barbecue lunch before heading out on the course. More than $85,000 was raised during the day – a record high in recent years for the Jewish Alliance. This money will be used to fund programs and services such as PJ Library, J-Space programs, J-Camp scholarships, and ECC scholarships.

Jamie Kaye-Phillips /PHOTO |Christopher MaringJamie Kaye-Phillips /PHOTO |Christopher MaringHe may just be turning 27-years-old, but Jamie Kaye-Phillips is already taking Broadway by storm.  The former Providence resident and congregant of Temple Emanu-El is now an above-title co-producer for summer’s most recent Broadway hit, “An Act of God.”

The play stars Jim Parsons of “Big Bang Theory” as The Almighty. He has been embodied to reveal the secrecies of the Bible and give answers to the questions scholars have been asking for years. The play was written by David Jamerbaum (“The Daily Show”) and directed by Joe Mantello (“Wicked,” “The Normal Heart”).

Rhode Island teens at March of the Living 2014.Rhode Island teens at March of the Living 2014.It’s been called the experience of a lifetime. It starts in Poland and ends in Israel.

In the spring of 2016, thousands of Jewish teens from all corners of the earth will share in this experience when they march 3 kilometers from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration complex built by the Nazis during World War II. March of the Living takes place May 1-15, 2016, and is timed to coincide with Yom HaShoah as well as Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Marc Diamond, Shammai Weiner, Marilyn Katz, Larry Katz, Frank Halper, Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman /PHDSMarc Diamond, Shammai Weiner, Marilyn Katz, Larry Katz, Frank Halper, Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman /PHDSOn June 7, Providence Hebrew Day School (PHDS) held its annual Amudim dinner. The program was bittersweet, as it opened with a memorial tribute to Tichyeh Schochet. In the commemorative video, students, teachers and friends spoke of her tremendous dedication, care and support, even in times of great hardship. Tichyeh was a teacher par excellence, constantly giving of herself to her students at New England Academy of Torah (NEAT), where she served as Judaic Studies Principal, and at PHDS, where she taught in the middle school. Her breadth of knowledge, passion for teaching, strength, understanding and love for every Jew profoundly impacted the entire community.

 

Bracha Notterman stands by a rack of new arrivals. /Irina MissiuroBracha Notterman stands by a rack of new arrivals. /Irina MissiuroIf you are not part of the Orthodox community, you might be unfamiliar with the concept of g’mach. It stands for Gemilut Chasadim, deeds of loving kindness. Members of Jewish communities worldwide collect various items, including clothing, food, toys and furniture to be distributed to those in need. According to Bracha (Barbara) Notterman, one of two women who run the g’mach  in Rhode Island, it all started with Julie Lurie, who ran the giving closet from “an oppressively hot tiny room in her attic.”