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When William Miles, a professor of political science at Northeastern University, first read that there were Nigerians practicing Judaism, he was suspicious.   “I’ve been … more
Wintertime fun [Photo gallery]
Day at the J Feb. 25 drew a crowd to the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. Among the many activities were a PJ Library activity (bottom) in the upper lobby with a … more
MUTTONTOWN, N.Y. (JTA) – Lester Wolff served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is slightly above average for lawmakers. But he has a distinction few of his colleagues … more
Rabbi Yossi Laufer grew up in the East Side of Providence, the son of Rabbi Yehoshua Laufer, who still serves at Chabad of Providence/Chabad of Rhode Island, on Hope Street.   Laufer … more
Over 500 students and community members learned, shared and strategized with experts on the best ways to tell Israel’s story and combat anti-Semitism, during StandWithUs’ … more
In his new book, “The Sacred Now: Cultivating Jewish Spiritual Consciousness” (Wipf & Stock, $18), Rabbi Mark Elber lays out a compelling case for engaging seriously with Jewish … more
It’s hard to believe that in just under five months, J-Camp will begin at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, in Providence. Every year, once camp is over, I get asked when we … more
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, over 100 adults and children from the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island (JCDSRI) and the Islamic School of RI (ISRI) participated in a program … more
The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association officially opened the doors to its new office and archives Jan. 21 with a reception and the dedication of the donor wall. Now housed near the first … more
Weddings are becoming more original, say some longtime area event planners. And, even those that incorporate traditional themes are tailored to the couples’ needs and wants. We spoke with three … more
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