November 10, 2017

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  • Temple Emanu-El program features Jewish classical music

    Thursday, November 9

    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 …

  • Fun with Challah

    Thursday, November 9

    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 …

  • Morton Abowitt, 85

    Thursday, November 9

    WARWICK, R.I. – Morton “Mort” Abowitt died Oct. 25. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Chorney) Abowitt for 59 years. He was born in Providence to David and Rebecca (Zwiebelson) …

  • Ruth S. Berkowitz

    Thursday, November 9

    PROVIDENCE , R.I. – Ruth S. (Korn) Berkowitz died Oct. 25.  She was the wife of the late Norman Berkowitz.  Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Fannie …

  • Eleanor Carreiro, 87

    Thursday, November 9

    WARREN, R.I. – Eleanor “Ellie” Louise (Kelman) Carreiro of Warren, died peacefully on Oct. 18. She is survived by her husband Joseph (“Joe”) Carreiro and younger …

  • Cheryl Lynn Gilstein, 69

    Thursday, November 9

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Cheryl Lynn Gilstein of Berkshire Place died, Oct. 31 at Roger Williams Hospital. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William and Rosalie (Chernick) Gilstein, she was …

  • Mort Gray, 89

    Thursday, November 9

    CRANSTON, R.I. – Mort Gray died Oct. 24 at Sunny View Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Joan Temkin (Gabar) Gray for 27 years. Born in Bronx, New York, a son of the late Abraham and …

  • Murray Edward Miller, 94

    Thursday, November 9

    DELRAY BEACH, FLA. – Murray Edward Miller died on Oct. 21, in Delray Beach, FL, after a brief illness. He was born in Providence to the late Harry and Eva Miller. Following his graduation …

  • Lawrence E. Nulman, 93

    Thursday, November 9

    CRANSTON, R.I. – Lawrence “Larry” E. Nulman died Nov. 1 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Snell) Nulman for 70 years.Born in Norwich, Connecticut, a son of …

  • Dr. Claudia Yellin, 52

    Thursday, November 9

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Dr. Claudia Faith Yellin, of Providence died on Oct 31. Dr. Yellin devoted her career as a psychologist to the to the mental health and well-being of young children and their …

  • Giving PTSD the Jewish treatment

    Thursday, November 9

    A recent study by the Department of Veterans Affairs found that the number of American veterans who commit suicide each day has decreased to 20, from 22  – a small improvement, but a step …

  • With Alliance support, JAFI helps Israel’s ‘lone soldiers’

    Thursday, November 9

    Abe Wasserberger, the Jewish Agency For Israel’s vice president for Israel and global philanthropy, recently made a presentation to the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island on JAFI programs …

  • Butler Hospital doctor at forefront ‘in the war on Alzheimer’s’

    Thursday, November 9

    “A tsunami of Alzheimer’s” is occurring across the world today, Dr. Stephen Salloway told the audience packed into the Sopkin Auditorium during The Miriam Hospital Women’s …

  • Honoring our heritage and the wisdom of our seniors

    Thursday, November 9

    In my book “Pathfinding,” I write, “Our heritage holds the key to the historical us, but it also helps define the present us and even the future us. Recognizing and understanding …

  • Protect your heart health by getting vaccinated

    Thursday, November 9

    (StatePoint) While getting vaccinated is important for people of all ages, it’s especially important for adults with heart disease. They are more likely to have serious complications from …

  • Skilled cancer surgeon thrilled to be operating at The Miriam

    Thursday, November 9

    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 …

  • A seasonal salute to the Braudes

    Thursday, November 9

    I like to link all our holidays, major and minor, to the seasons of each year and to our life in general. As sure as the months rush by like traffic on Route 95, Hanukkah is coming, and I look …

  • Determining portfolio withdrawal rate is a key retirement decision

    Thursday, November 9

    During your working years, you probably set aside money for retirement in an IRA, 401(k), and other workplace savings plans, as well as in taxable accounts. Your challenge during retirement …

  • Hanukkah Pop-Up store is in a piece of history

    Thursday, November 9

    Special Hanukkah items in a historical setting? What could be better? Tired of the same old things from the chain stores?  Break out of the box (store) and come see what else there is!  The …

  • The big move to the suburbs

    Thursday, November 9

    I was born in Providence and moved to Pawtucket when I was 8 years old. Except for leaving my grandparents, an aunt and uncle and cousins, I was happy to leave. I went to the same elementary school …

  • Chicken stew and vegan buffalo bites are winners

    Thursday, November 9

    Gary Leib, of Bristol, hit a homerun and scored a touchdown with his recipe for Chicken Stew with Walnuts and Pomegranate Sauce on Oct. 29 at Temple Beth-El, in Providence. A panel of three judges named Leib’s tasty dish the “Best Tailgate Recipe” at a competition for the best football foods, called “The World Series of Tailgate Favorites.” So there you have it – Leib’s recipe is in an entirely different league than nachos and hot dogs.

  • A riveting story

    Thursday, November 9

    On Sunday, Oct. 29, in the Gussie and Victor Baxt Social Hall at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence, the audience was enthralled by Ada Winsten’s story of her family’s …

  • Education based on Jewish values will help us build a better world

    Thursday, November 9

    A few weeks ago, I awoke to find my inbox overflowing with emails from colleagues around the country. They were all sharing a letter written by John Allman, the head of the independent preparatory …

  • Israeli company sues Apple

    Thursday, November 9

    JTA – An Israeli company filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the tech giant is using its patented phone camera technology in two iPhone models. Corephotonics, a Tel Aviv-based startup …

  • Larry David’s Holocaust joke was an offense – against comedy

    Thursday, November 9

    NEW YORK (JTA) – In a famous episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry is upset that his dentist, a recent convert to Judaism, is already telling Jewish jokes. He complains to the …

  • Rabin rally stresses national unity

    Thursday, November 9

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – An estimated 85,000 rallied in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to mark the 22nd anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The rally Nov. 4 was …

  • ‘The Girl with Four Last Names’

    Thursday, November 9

    “The Girl with Four Last Names” is the title of an essay written last spring by Sophie Schaerf in fulfillment of an assignment in her seventh-grade class in American history at Barrington …

  • Relax and make some memories

    Thursday, November 9

    How do you relax? We all have hobbies – activities that make us forget the stress and strain of everyday life. Perhaps we need them now more than ever. Our 24/7, connected lives seem very …

  • Medieval Jewish cemetery uncovered in Bologna, Italy

    Thursday, November 9

    JTA – Authorities in Bologna, Italy, have announced the discovery of the site of the city’s medieval Jewish cemetery, which was destroyed in 1569. They said archeological excavations …

  • Abraham’s actions are a model even today

    Thursday, November 9

    In the book of Genesis, a book whose first words are “In the beginning,” almost every experience is new: the first human beings (Adam and Eve), the first murder (Cain murders his brother, …

  • Film wins RI award as ‘Best Documentary’

    Thursday, November 9

    “Etched in Glass:  The Legacy of Steve Ross” premiered recently at the Rhode Island International Film Festival where it received the “Audience Choice - Best Documentary” …

  • Meet Mark Elber, Jewish educator turned rabbi

    Thursday, November 9

    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 …

  • Baseball season continues at the JCC

    Thursday, November 9

    The baseball season is still in full swing at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, where two programs are scheduled this month as part of the “Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American” exhibit.

  • 5 Jewish takeaways from Election Day

    Thursday, November 9

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – The big post-Election Day headline is the stunning Democratic sweep in Virginia’s gubernatorial and House elections, coupled with the predicted Democratic win of the …

  • Fascinating film shines light on daring American pilots in 1948 Arab-Israeli War

    Thursday, November 9

    A film about Israel by Spielberg? Yes, but by Nancy, Steven’s sister. On Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m., the Israel Desk of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island will screen “Above …

  • Celebrating the annual campaign

    Thursday, November 9

  • Writer’s poignant story highlights campaign event

    Thursday, November 9

    Nearly 350 people turned out to hear writer Jennifer Teege tell her compelling personal story on Nov. 5 as the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island celebrated the importance of philanthropy at its Annual Campaign event.

  • The pull of the plaque

    Thursday, November 9

    Heading to lunch recently with a friend, I suggested we dine at Sagres Restaurant on Columbia Street in the heart of Portuguese Fall River and its many tenements.   The chitchat was great …