Members of the class of 2015 are (Left to right): Rochel Golden, Henny Teitelbaum, Yitta Rochel Adler, Chayale Schwartz, Tzippy Berkowitz, Rochel Lapin, Ronit Stukalov, Sarah Lerner, Chaya Faiga Taitelbaum.

Administrators (left to right):  Rabbi Peretz Scheinerman, dean; Rabbi Aaron Lapin, interim principal; Mrs. Laurel Silverman, general studies principal

Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase of Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1938 and his other impressive exploits on the field. The smaller universe of Jewish baseball fans may remember him for sitting out a crucial game on Yom Kippur, decades before Sandy Koufax would do the same. But author John Klima wants readers of any background to know the unsung story of Greenberg’s World War II service.


Two years ago, our community was shocked by a Brandeis University study, “Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity among Jewish Households in Rhode Island,” commissioned by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island with support from the Hassenfeld family. The study found that half of Jewish households in the Alliance’s community face economic troubles.


The Fall River Jewish Home recently celebrated its 90th Anniversary of service to the community at a special donor event held at Temple Beth El in Fall River. As part of the festivities, the home was presented with congratulatory proclamations from the City Council, and the Commonwealth’s Senate and the House of Representatives. Pictured (left to right)  are Howard Freedman, president of the home; Christine Vitale, administrator; State Representative Carole Fiola, presenting the proclamation; and Donor Event Chairman Richard Trieff.

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Congress has until mid- to late September to consider whether to reject the nuclear restrictions for the sanctions rollback deal reached by Iran and six major powers on July 14. Some of the debate is over the meaning of certain provisions in the accord. Here’s a breakdown of differences in how the sides interpret parts of the deal.