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PROVIDENCE – The recently published Pew Report describing the interests, affiliations and concerns of our American Jewish population has sparked nonstop debates, worries and concerns. I suspect I occupy a minority position, but I believe there is … more
( – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told U.S. senators to ignore Israeli thinking when it comes to Iran sanctions. Describing Kerry’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, Kerry, a Senate aide told … more
The numbers are overwhelming and alarming: Approximately 2,000 children are reported missing each day – one every 37 seconds. How is that even possible?! Reading this statistic makes me want to never let my children out of my sight. I try my … more
In 2010, Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of Hildebrand Gurlitt, part-Jewish museum director, art critic and dealer for the Nazis, who died in a car crash in 1956, attracted the attention of customs agents when he boarded a train from Munich to … more
Quite independently, in early October, Bernice and Dick Kumins and Mel and I made arrangements to travel to the Ukraine for a Viking River Cruise titled, “Footsteps of the Cossacks” a cruise from Odessa  to Kiev on the Dnieper River. more
PROVIDENCE – As the end of the year approaches, many people take time to reflect on their charitable giving and how they might best help the organizations about which they are passionate. This is the time of the year when we often take a moment to … more
In celebration of National Caregiver Awareness Month, a kick-off event was held on November 1 at the Rhode Island State House with Governor Lincoln Chafee, Congressman Jim Langevin, and Director of the Department of Elderly Affairs, Catherine … more
Israeli journalist Akiva Eldar will speak about the current Mid-East peace negotiations on Sunday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El. The talk is being sponsored by J Street RI. more
Please join me in welcoming Aaron Kollmeyer. Aaron has accepted the position of aquatics director, effective December 1. Aaron comes to us from Hopkinton, Mass., although he is a URI graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology - … more
Under the expert supervision of Chef Georgina Saprong, attendees made (and ate!) delicious latkes at the Mothers Circle Hanukkah Helper Holiday Prep class. more
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