This has been a busy summer at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island. As of the writing of this article, extensive work is underway updating the school’s Internet infrastructure to support wireless devices throughout the building in order to meet the needs of 21st century learners. In addition, we are constructing a shadow box fence around the play yard. This will give our students added privacy and security while also serving as a creative vertical play space incorporating hanging gardens, musical instruments and more.


Preschoolers show off their projects at Temple Torat Yisrael.Preschoolers show off their projects at Temple Torat Yisrael.East Greenwich – The Cohen School and Temple Torat Yisrael are very excited to announce the 2015-2016 year of Torah Sprouts. This preschool program is designed for young children ages 3-5 and their families.

The program will meet the first Sunday of each month, beginning on Oct. 4 and ending on May 1. Classes will be held from 9-10 a.m. in the temple’s library. Alyse Teitelbaum and Rabbi Aaron Philmus will be facilitating this amazing, authentic and hands-on learning time.

Back to school for parents of adolescents can mean many things, both good and bad: A welcome return to some structure and order or a return to dreaded homework-filled nights and a struggle to find a free minute; a chance to get some much-needed space away from your teen or a struggle to pry your child away from the lure and pull of the “second family” as the school year brings much more contact with friends and peers.

Israel FinegoldIsrael FinegoldI am sure that most of you enjoyed your summer, camping, traveling or participating in other fun activities. After a long year of taking classes, summer is a great time to renew ourselves: A break from academic routine really helps refresh students and get them ready for the next school year. The  start of a school year gives students a clean slate for new academic challenges at their schools or universities. And a clean slate isn’t just about academics – it also gives students an opportunity to make new friends and social circles. 


Pictured left to right: Seated: Menachem Mendel Benjaminson, Shaul Golden, Joshua Tyler, Jack Goodman, Yehuda Schwartz, Yaakov Weiner.

Standing: Miriam Esther Weiner (Principal), Chava Gittel Yudkowsky, Ayala Bielory, Yitta Taitelbaum, Hadassah Peromsik, Ester Kapilevich, Shayna Rochel Twersky, Bracha Leah Rosenthal, Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman (Dean).