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WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman and the third consecutive Jewish top U.S. government banker. Yellen was confirmed in a 56-26 vote on Monday. January 6. She … more
TEL AVIV (JTA) – The (recent) disclosure that American intelligence spied on former Israeli prime ministers has given new momentum to the effort to secure a pardon for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard. more
NEW YORK (JTA) – Authors Yossi Klein Halevi, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Ari Shavit were among the winners of the 2013 National Jewish Book Awards. more
                  SAN DIEGO, CA: On December 12, 2013, nearly 5,000 Jews gathered in San Diego for the Union for Reform Judaism’s 72 Biennial, a conference that lasted through December 16. While the … more
On January 8, the Rhode Island General Assembly met for the first full day of its 2014 legislative session. The General Assembly will have to look at tough issues that will undoubtedly have an impact on its people. Of particular importance will be … more
Sixteen year-old Lars Umanski is a foreign exchange student living in Barrington and attending Barrington High School as a junior.  On Sunday, January 26 at 3 pm he will give a concert which will include popular music familiar to us all, as well as … more
Vintage steamer trunks come in many sizes and shapes. They may be made of metal or wood or rattan. Just look on eBay and you will see the variety. Depending on their dimensions or appearance, they may have a second life as a coffee table, storage … more
Whenever I heard the words “Swim and Tennis Club,” I conjured visions of men in fluffy robes smoking cigars and glamorous women in pointy sunglasses with excessive suntan lotion, circa 1950. So, two summers ago when friends suggested my family … more
As part of the overall plan to improve accessibility and modernize the Dwares JCC facility (see Donald and Bonnie Dwares Donate $1M to Alliance JCC, The Jewish Voice, Sept. 13, 2013), new, energy efficient lighting is being installed both inside and … more
PROVIDENCE – With its notorious parties and “count-off,” Birthright is a rite of passage for many young Jews. It would also probably be the last place you’d expect to find your Jewish mother. But this June, a group of ten Rhode Island women … more
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