In the Community

Jewish community stands in solidarity with Christchurch victims

3 days ago

On Monday evening, hundreds gathered in the parking lot of Masjid Al Kareem, the Islamic Center of Rhode Island in Providence, for a vigil in memory of the 50 murdered Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand. The comparisons to our community’s vigil in the aftermath of the October 2018 shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were unavoidable.

Adler’s Hardware celebrates its centennial

Thursday, February 28

Adler’s Hardware has been a Providence fixture since 1919, when it was opened on Wickenden Street by Romanian immigrant Fred Adler. The store originally sold work clothes and World War I …
Editor's column

Signs of spring are beginning to grow

It’s the beginning of March and my thoughts are turning to spring. Who can blame me? We haven’t had a lot of snow this winter, but we’ve had our share of cold temperatures. And …

The colder it gets, the warmer our thoughts

Today, we turn the page

Out with the old, in with the new

Eight splendid points of light

Your Voice, better than ever

Roots forged in steel

A milestone and a goal


Molly Garber, 94

Tuesday, March 12

Julie Ann Charren, 32

Tuesday, March 12

Gertrude Antin, 93

Friday, March 8

Ardean Botvin, 85

Friday, March 8

Jeffrey Feibelman, 70

Friday, March 8

Barry Field, 64

Friday, March 8

Community Q&A

Nir Cafri works to connect Rhode Islanders to Israel

Thursday, February 28

JAFI’s mission today is to “do all they can to ensure that every Jewish person feels an unbreakable bond to one another and to Israel no matter where they are in the world so that they …
Home & Garden

The Havdalah garden

Thursday, February 28

The Talmud teaches that the coming of Shabbat provides each of us with a “Shabbat soul,” an extra spiritual dimension that allows us to be more receptive to the joy, relaxation and …

Where do we come from? “The image of the man and the woman in the perfect garden suggests a tension between things as they are and things as they might have been. It conveys a longing to be other than what we …

Words that come from the heart

Beginning with the fall semester of 1980 and continuing through the spring semester of 1988, with generous support from the Jewish Chautauqua Society, I had the privilege of teaching a series of …

The cost of denial

When my wife, Sandy, and I sat down this past fall to view the 2011 Israeli film “The Flat” (“Hadirah”) on Netflix, we had no idea that we were about to see a documentary …

The Guide to Jewish Life, 2017-18 issue

Southern New England's only comprehensive directory of Jewish services, business and leadership.

Looking Back

The rise and fall of a West Warwick temple

Thursday, February 28

At about the same time Jewish immigrants began to settle in Bristol and Westerly, other immigrants from Eastern European cities and villages found homes in another small town in Rhode Island. …


Where have all the leaders gone?

Thursday, February 28

At one time, the Rhode Island Jewish community was blessed with outstanding lay leaders. Names like Licht, Alperin, Hassenfeld, Sopkin, Ress, Reisman, and many others, stood up and supported the …

In tribute to Warren Rabinowitz

Thursday, February 28

I was very saddened to read about the passing of Warren Rabinowitz.  I took graduate studies at Rhode Island College and Warren was my teacher.   He was no-nonsense, fair, honest and …


Hamantaschen in time for Purim

LINCOLN – Purim is a deliciously sweet Jewish holiday, but its trademark cookie is a monster – and not only because it’s named for Haman, the unspeakable villain in the Purim story.

Pink pickled turnips taste as good as they look

Sara Lee, Arnold breads will remain certified Kosher