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Learning opportunities are all around us

You are never old enough, or wise enough, to stop learning. No matter what I do or where I go, I pick up some tidbit of information that causes me to stop and think, “Hmmm. I …

No summer break for Jewish Rhode Island

Both sides of the story

Our annual tribute to our furry friends

Springtime traditions are in full bloom

Signs of spring are beginning to grow

This month's print issue
Community News

Rebecca Kislak: Community building is part of giving back

Thursday, August 1

Today Rebecca Kislak runs Kislak Consulting, a company that provides policy advice and strategic planning to healthcare, non-profit and government agencies. In November 2018, she was elected to …

Help complete Holocaust Memorial inscriptions

Thursday, August 1

The Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial, nestled on the banks of the Providence River, has a dual purpose. It stands in honor to, and as a reminder of, the 6 million Jews who were murdered at the …

Rape and rape myth in Jewish tradition Rabbi Gavi S. Ruit, a valued member of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island, teaches adult education classes here in southern New England. Her forthcoming book, “The Story of …

Filmmaker shows that Iranians are not all that different from us

Only a handful of Americans – outside of a small but dedicated circle of cinema aficionados – have ever heard of Asghar Farhadi. I learned about him quite by accident.  In …

Other news

Project Shoresh sponsored 3 inspiring programs in lead up to Tisha b’Av

Every summer, Jews worldwide commemorate the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem with a three-week period of introspection that culminates in Tisha b’Av, a national day of mourning. During this period, Project Shoresh sponsored a series of three programs designed to engage and inspire members of the Rhode Island Jewish community.

Meet the Alliance’s chief development officer

Touro Fraternal Association installs new officers

A month of peace, remembrance and hope

Chesed Shel Amess Association installs new officers and board

Jewish Alliance joins interfaith community to highlight Rhode Island housing crisis

Looking Back

Immortal words from an overlooked poet

Thursday, August 1

The sonnet “The New Colossus” is inscribed on the bronze plaque affixed to the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands.  Today, this poem is once again being recognized and …


Saying “Never Again” is not enough!

Thursday, August 1

Recently, a news report on TV showed Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) officers going on a raid and rounding up illegal immigrants. This was all too reminiscent of Hitler sending out storm …

Remembering the Kofflers

Thursday, August 1

Jewish Rhode Island sparked my gratitude wherein the paper made mention of my parents, Charles and Sarah Koffler, whose summer home on Central Street in Narragansett Pier hosted weekly Sabbath …


A classic salad by any other name This is my version of the classic beet, walnut, and goat cheese salad. Everyone I’ve served it to has loved it, and my kids even ask for seconds and thirds!   I haven’t …

Zucchini Baba Ganoush: Use all that summer squash for a rich dip

By the end of the summer, I’m always looking for ways to use up all the summer squash that is inevitably overgrowing in my garden. Making a baba ganoush-like dip with zucchini is my …