November 23, 2018

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  • We Are Read in Israel

    Friday, November 23

    We Are Read in Israel – Elaine and David Seidman (center and right) of Cranston traveled to Israel recently with his brother and sister-in-law Michael and Betty Seidman of Connecticut. Michael …

  • Mazal tov

    Friday, November 23

    Mazal tov – Dr. Alysa Diane Redlich and Jonathan Shtaynberger were married at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey on Oct. 7. The wedding was officiated by Rabbi Simcha Silverman. A …

  • Guest speaker dishes on food choices at Hadassah luncheon

    Friday, November 23

    Hadassah put out the welcome mat for members and guest speaker Rachel Herz at the annual Chai Luncheon, held on Nov. 11 at Wethersfield Commons, in Warwick.   After the delicious …

  • “trip of a lifetime”

    Friday, November 23

    Rabbi Noach Karp of Shoresh/Kollel, center, and five other men from New England joined 200 other dads from across North America for the “trip of a lifetime” to Israel. …

  • A taste of Israel in Warren

    Friday, November 23

    Chef Eran Geffen brought a taste of Israel to the Hope & Main food incubator, in Warren, on Nov. 13 in a program designed to showcase Israeli cuisine and wine for Rhode …

  • A journey around the world … but not far from home

    Friday, November 23

    We were visiting our daughter’s family in Silver Spring, Maryland, to explore their new home and to hug our granddaughters, Noa and Selma. We don’t like to crowd them, so …

  • RICI gathers in memory of Pittsburgh victims

    Friday, November 23

    On Oct. 27, at a private home in Wakefield, about fifty people, members and followers of the Rhode Island Coalition for Israel (RICI) and the Jubilee Sisters of Wakefield, met quietly to …

  • Jason Blank, 79

    Friday, November 23

    WARWICK, R.I. – Jason Lewis Blank died Nov. 16. He was the husband of Myra (Stein) Blank; they were happily married for 54 years. He was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, the son of the …

  • Handmade stars hang in Pittsburgh

    Friday, November 23

    (JTA) – More than 2,000 handmade Stars of David were hung throughout Pittsburgh. The stars, created by more than 1,000 volunteers from around the world, were hung on Nov. 16 by 40 …

  • Airbnb removes West Bank settlement listings

    Friday, November 23

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – Airbnb will remove listings of rooms and homes for rent in West Bank Jewish settlements, the company announced Nov. 19. The approximately 200 listings “would be …

  • Harold Baron, 94

    Friday, November 23

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Harold Rock Baron, of Providence, died, Nov. 15. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut on Oct. 22, 1924 to the late Nathan and Dora (Rock) Baron.  Harold was also …

  • Elizabeth D’Agostino, 75

    Friday, November 23

    JOHNSTON, R.I. – Elizabeth M. D’Agostino, of Johnston, died Nov. 4. She was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, to the late William and Emma (Wolfenden) Noyes.  Elizabeth is …

  • Ross M. Feinberg, 82

    Friday, November 23

    CRANSTON, R.I. – Ross M. Feinberg died Nov. 14. He was the husband of Lotte (Wallach) Feinberg  for 61 years.  Born in Brooklyn, New York, a son of the late Joseph and Beatrice …

  • Eli Rubin, 71

    Friday, November 23

    NEW BEDFORD, MASS. – Eli J. Rubin, DDS, died at his home in New Bedford, Massachusetts surrounded by loved ones on Nov. 8, after a brief illness. Dr. Rubin was born on May 16, 1947 in Fall …

  • Evelyn R. Zuckerman, 72

    Friday, November 23

    BARRINGTON, N.H. – Evelyn R. (Cannavo) Zuckerman of  Barrington, New Hampshire, died  Nov. 10 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Providence to the late Peter …

  • Hanukkah holiday gift guide for seniors

    Friday, November 23

    As Hanukkah draws near and we find ourselves daydreaming about Bubbe’s latkes, we know it’s also time to begin shopping.   Sometimes the older loved ones in your life are …

  • What’s new for kids to read at Hanukkah? Try a fresh take on the trailblazing ‘All-of-a-Kind Family.’

    Friday, November 23

    JTA – Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte and Gertie. The names of the five fictional sisters bring a smile to generations of Jewish Americans who grew up reading “All-of-a-Kind …

  • Celebrate Hanukkah at the Alliance

    Friday, November 23

    Who doesn’t love Hanukkah? A celebration of miracles, light and unity, the holiday is a favorite for young and old. Children gorge on Hanukkah gelt – chocolate coins wrapped in gold …

  • In Holland, one of the world’s most expensive Hanukkah menorahs hides in plain sight

    Friday, November 23

      AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Nothing about the appearance of object MB02280 at this city’s Jewish Historical Museum suggests it is the capital’s priciest Hanukkah menorah, worth more …

  • 8 ways to light up your life at Hanukkah

    Friday, November 23

    Hanukkah celebrates an ancient Jewish victory and the rededication of the Second Temple through the miracle of a small amount of oil that burned continuously for eight days. Here are eight ways …

  • So much to learn, so many choices

    Friday, November 23

    More than 250 people filled the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, in Providence, on Nov. 17 for “An Evening of Jewish Renaissance.” The general buzz was that there were …

  • Forget the Crunch – Try These Creamy Latkes

    Thursday, November 22

    (The Nosher via JTA) – Each Jewish holiday has its iconic food: For Passover it’s the symbolic matzah; for Rosh Hashanah it’s sweet honey and new fruits. For Purim we get the …

  • Babka pairs with doughnuts for the perfect Hanukkah treat

    Thursday, November 22

    (The Nosher via JTA) – Babka is nearly a weekly occurrence in my house, and I can think of few things better. But it’s not just me: babka has really been getting the recognition it …

  • Recipes from Tel Aviv win Holland’s best cookbook award

    Thursday, November 22

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – A book of recipes from Tel Aviv won first prize in the Netherlands’ national competition for new contributions in the cookbook genre. “TLV – Recipes …

  • 5 unique Kosher foods you’ll be eating soon

    Thursday, November 22

    SECAUCUS, N.J. (JTA) – Once a year, this swampy neighbor of New York City turns into Kosher food heaven. Jews from across the country gather at the Meadowlands Exposition Center for the …

  • Shabbat in Jerusalem

    Thursday, November 22

    Most everything in Jerusalem closes by 2:30 in the afternoon on Fridays. It was around 1:30  p.m. as we were making our way to the supermarket one Friday afternoon. Children had been let out …

  • Why early elections are off the table for now in Israel

    Thursday, November 22

    JERUSALEM (JTA) – “It’s Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won’t Leave” was the title of an old episode of “Frasier.”   It could also describe the …

  • The power of prayer and baseball

    Thursday, November 22

    Baruch atah adonai eloheinu melech ha’olam shehecheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higyanu lazman hazeh. Blessed are You, our God, Creator of time and space, who has …

  • Jewish immigrants of New York through the eyes of our photographers

    Thursday, November 22

    On the weekend of Oct. 26-28, I once again traveled to the Yiddish Book Center, in Amherst, Massachusetts. While almost all of the previous weekend programs I have attended have been devoted to …

  • Your Voice, better than ever

    Thursday, November 22

    Change is coming to The Jewish Voice. Beginning in January, your community newspaper will switch to a monthly format, while upgrading the website and adding a monthly email newsletter. In …

  • Realizing the power of light in a time of darkness

    Thursday, November 22

    The days are getting colder, the nights are getting longer. We are approaching the winter solstice. We have begun to forget the feeling of the sun on our skin. Some of us can hardly believe the …

  • Diplomat says innovation key to peace

    Thursday, November 22

    Nadav Tamir, who served several years ago as Israel’s consul general to New England, spoke about the “Peres Legacy and Vision of Peace and Innovation – How Israel Became a …

  • From R.I. to Berlin and Budapest

    Thursday, November 22

    A recent mission to Berlin and Budapest, Hungary, proved to be life-changing, life-affirming and more for two leaders of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.   James Pious, …

  • Double your impact on ‘Giving Tuesday’

    Thursday, November 22

    Alan Hassenfeld has a challenge for the Rhode Island Jewish community … raise $18,000 in one day. Tuesday, Nov. 27, typically known as “Giving Tuesday,” will be called …

  • Local security on the increase

    Thursday, November 22

    In Rhode Island the Jewish Alliance is working with synagogues, day schools, agencies, Chabad Houses and university Hillels to make sure security is at the highest level. Since Oct. 27, you may …

  • Here’s what it costs to put your synagogue under armed guard

    Thursday, November 22

    NEW YORK (JTA) – After a mass shooting in a heavily Jewish area shocked the nation, Rabbi Yakov Saacks felt like his Long Island congregation was at risk.   So the rabbi had 17 …

  • Dispatch from Chicago: The kishke chronicles

    Thursday, November 22

    CHICAGO – We are in the celebrated, cavernous Manny’s Cafeteria & Delicatessen and I’ll give this to you straight: I am eating kishke, an Eastern European sausage-like …