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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
Speaker of the House Gordon Fox talking to the Alliance Director of Jewish Life Michelle Cicchitelli, about the impact of the Alliance Family Room Parenting Center – which was funded in part by State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his public funeral was remembered as a man of courage and strength on the battlefield and in the political arena. “Sharon was a complex man who lived in complex times in a … more
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, approximately 800,000 children younger than 18 are reported missing each year. That means close to 2,200 children a day or 91 children every hour are reported missing in the United … more
When the Synagogue Outreach Initiative brought Chai Mitzvah to Rhode Island, Rabbi Richard E. Perlman and Temple Am David jumped at the chance to participate. “Temple Am David never misses a chance to partner with our community in the interest of … more
On Sunday, January 12, Camp JORI alumni gathered in the Alliance JCC Social Hall to play some bingo, reminisce about past summers and catch up with their friends. The camp might as well use the Kix cereal slogan, “Kids like JORI for what JORI has … more
“Unscrolled: 54 Writers and Artists Wrestle With the Torah” presents 54 of the edgiest and most inventive d’vrei Torah imaginable. There are poems, stories, essays, memoirs, plays, recipes, an architectural rendering and a graphic novel. They … more
Joel Chasnoff, professional comedian, actor and veteran of the Israeli Army, will perform his one-man show “The Schizophrenic Zionist” at the Norman M. Fain Hillel Center, 6 Fraternity Circle, Kingston, R.I. on Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. The … more
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