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Holocaust memoirs and eyewitness testimony record how Jews living under Nazi rule repeatedly took extraordinary risks to mark Yom Kippur in some way. Despite the grave dangers involved, and althou   ” more
The Sukkah City exhibition in September 2010, much like the temporary dwellings that it showcased, came and went. But a new documentary might make its legacy more permanent. Director Jason Hutt’s “Sukkah City” chronicles the event in … more
(JTA) – Susan Esther Barnes had had a rough two years. Her father’s death in April 2011 came as a shock; she hadn’t even known he had been hospitalized. And his widow’s leaving town for a week complicated plans for his funeral and burial. more
JERUSALEM – As a participant in Camp JORI’s Israel trip, I didn’t know what to expect. To my surprise, the program went far beyond my expectations. The opportunity to spend four weeks in Israel was offered to teens, ages 15 and 16, who had … more
NEWPORT – More than 400 people crowded into two venues in Newport –  Touro Synagogue and the Newport Community Church next door – to hear Elena Kagan, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, deliver the keynote address to celebrate the … more
PROVIDENCE – Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN’s “Mike & Mike in the Morning,” will be the featured speaker at a community event sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – Professor Kristin Rosler doubles as the “Science Mom” at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, a day school for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students. Rosler has some suggestions for how to start a science … more
MIDDLETOWN – One hundred seventy-seven Rhode Island Hadassah members, friends and book lovers – all dressed in their summer finery – gathered for an afternoon of renewing friendships, catching up on one another’s news  and, yes, enjoying … more
PROVIDENCE – Effective Sept. 13, Nancy Kirsch, executive editor of The Jewish Voice, will leave the paper. After Kirsch announced her resignation earlier this summer, Jeffrey Savit, president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Alliance of … more
FALL RIVER, Mass. – Temple Beth El of Fall River, an independent Conservative congregation, has a new husband-and-wife leadership team. more
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