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I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Sam Zerin recently to discuss the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music. It is a fascinating topic. Since Temple Emanu-El has a … more
Fun with Challah [Photo gallery]
The Great Rhode Island Challah Bake is an annual event for women and girls in Rhode Island. This year, close to 200 gathered Oct. 30 at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in … more
If Anna and Leonid Gershman hadn’t decided to escape anti-Semitism and seek a better life by leaving the Soviet Union nearly 30 years ago, their son might not have become the up-and-coming … more
Mark Elber, the rabbi at Temple Beth El, in Fall River, Massachusetts, grew up in New York City and was a Jewish educator for many years. He taught rabbinics in a Solomon Schechter school, and adult … more
In response to countless recent acts of hate, including in Charlottesville, Virginia, and closer to home, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island has embarked on a Community Security Campaign. In … more
Every summer since 2011, Camp JORI has partnered with BBYO’s program Passport Israel to send JORI’s teens to Israel for an immersive six-week program featuring archeology, hiking, … more
“Incredible!” “Jewish Motorcycle Clubs, who knew?” “Rhode Island’s Jewish community has never seen anything like this before!” “It … more
If you haven’t had a chance to see this year’s Fall Class & Program Guide from the Dwares JCC, make sure to stop by the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence … more
“When a stranger resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The stranger residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were strangers in … more
JTA – It was a day before Hurricane Harvey was due to make landfall, and Rabbi Shira Stern knew she was headed for Texas.   As a director of Disaster Spiritual Care for the American … more
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