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For too many years, it was a common belief that seniors enjoyed only one or two leisure activities – either bingo,  or shuffleboard, or both.  (Remember when all the brochures for … more
I can never remember a time when my mother was not making something. She could sew, knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint and ultimately paint. When I was young, she made most of my … more
All three local athletes who competed in the 20th annual Maccabiah Games in Israel this past July brought home gold!   May Stern, of Providence, Daniel Freeman, of West Warwick, and Donald … more
After a brief closure at the end of September, a renovated J-Fitness area is open for the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center members.   The entire J-Fitness area has undergone … more
I’ve been swimming, competing, lollygagging and generally enjoying the water for 55 years. Having played sports from soccer and football to track and cycling, the environment I love best is … more
Charlotte Sheer, founder of the Holocaust Stamp project, was asked  for her thoughts as the project nears completion.   Here’s what she had to say: “I am gratified and … more
Israeli filmmakers Tamar Kay and Or Sinai will screen their award-winning short films Monday, Oct. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. The screening, followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception, will … more
The “dreamers” we heard about in Israel were parents and grandparents from Morocco, Algeria and Ethiopia, and their shared dream was to one day return to Jerusalem.   It was … more
JTA – Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg announced the creation of a scholarship program  named after her late husband for low-income college students. Sandberg announced the Dave Goldberg … more
JTA – Much of a Reform Jewish summer camp has been wiped out by forest fires sweeping across Northern California. The Union for Reform Judaism’s Camp Newman, an hour north of the San … more
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