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Community social service agencies to merge

After nine months of planning and negotiations, Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island (JFSRI) and the Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island (JSA) have agreed to merge into one comprehensive agency called Jewish Community Services of Greater Rhode Island.

“As we got to know each other this time,” said Susan Bazar, executive director of JSA, “there was increasing awareness that both agencies were providing services to seniors.”
Food fun

A unicorn challah straight out of your fantasies

Thursday, May 11

The Nosher via JTA – I don’t know when the craze over “unicorn foods” became the trend, but it’s hard to scroll through Facebook or visit a Starbucks without seeing an …


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Candle lightings

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Honored at Providence College

4 days ago

Rabbi Wayne Franklin, senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El in Providence, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree May 21 at the Providence College commencement. Franklin was recognized  for …


Thursday, April 27

WEDDING – Lara Leigh Glaswand and Zachary Abrevaya Lichaa were married Feb. 25 at Gotham Hall in New York City.  Rabbi Arthur Schneier of Park East Synagogue officiated.   Lara, …

We Are Read in Martinique

Thursday, May 11

Ida and Tom Brown of Hopatcong, New Jersey, recently celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary on a 12-day Southern Caribbean cruise aboard the Anthem of the Sea. When they travel so does The Jewish …

We Are Read in Iceland

Friday, April 7

Jaclyn, Roanne and Richard Licht on the Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland. 

We Are Read in Jerusalem

Thursday, April 27

This was taken on the Mount of Olives on April 16. Jeffrey Sock and Dennis Morrell were celebrating Pesach in Jerusalem.

Coming to the JCC this fall: Shababa!

Thursday, May 11

BY JEWISH ALLIANCE STAFF The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island will host a new engagement program called Shababa starting in the fall.  This award-winning approach to …

Slow cooker pot roast savory, festive

Thursday, April 27

(Nosher via JTA) – Because I am someone who runs her life a million miles per minute, but still value the fruits of a home-cooked meal, the slow cooker is certainly a mainstay in my kitchen. …