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JTA – The United States is the only industrialized country in the world not to mandate paid maternity leave, and only 11 percent of private-sector American employees have access to it. But a growing list of Jewish nonprofits are now offering … more
JTA – Taglit-Birthright Israel will train Jewish educators from across the United States as Israel trip leaders. The program will train 200 trip leaders each year through a partnership with the iCenter, a North American organization dedicated … more
The consecutive days of Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day), which is observed on the 4th of Iyar, and Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israel Independence Day), observed on the 5th of Iyar, are a time of extraordinary importance in Israel and in Jewish … more
Two professors at Bristol Community College have developed a unique approach to teaching the Holocaust that they detail in their new book “Teaching, Learning, and the Holocaust: An Integrative Approach.” The authors, Howard Tinberg and Ron … more
My fourth grade class at The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island (JCDSRI) just finished reading the historical fiction “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry. This book provides a gentle introduction to the Holocaust as it tells the courageous … more
Inspired by a suggestion from the minister of Providence Presbyterian Church, the first Rhode Island Interfaith commemoration of the Holocaust, featuring Rabbi Irving Greenberg, took place in 1984. The program was held at Temple Emanu-El in … more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Director of Health, Michael Fine, M.D., are warning the public of a possible scam in which individuals, primarily women, are being called by a “medical compensation company” or “the state department of … more
Adapting to the changing times is crucial for success. That’s why it’s important for small businesses to periodically review what’s working and where there’s room for transformation. “Take the time to step back and examine everything, … more
JTA – May 1 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry (SSSJ) demonstration on behalf of Soviet Jews. The man who inspired the demonstration and became the father of the movement, Jacob (Yaakov) Birnbaum, died … more
Four years into our marriage, my husband Adrien and I anticipated the birth of our first child. This was both terrifying and thrilling. While pregnant, I poured over every “what-to-expect-when” type of book I could get my hands on. I avoided raw … more
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