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As part of Jewish Rhode Island’s ongoing effort to introduce community leaders, Rabbi Adam Lavitt agreed to answer a few questions. Favorite Jewish food? I’d have to say … more
LOS ANGELES (JTA)– Israel’s more than half-century courtship to win an Oscar for best foreign-language film will continue past 2019. Since submitting its first entry – and … more
In early August 2003, my parents and I made the journey to Atlanta, where I was to start college at Emory University. After extensively researching different schools, I applied to Emory … more
Recently a guest house in Abuja was named by Tikvat Israel in honor of Rabbi Wayne Franklin of Temple Emanu-El in Providence. The house is a place for overseas visitors to the synagogue who come to … more
This is the second part of a Dec. 7 article that examined the influence of the Holocaust on law.      In addition to human rights, international criminal law was heavily … more
As we were making plans to go on a baseball trip to Japan this past September, we realized that we would be in Tokyo for Rosh Hashanah. We made arrangements to attend Erev Rosh Hashanah services … more
In November, nine Rhode Islanders toured central and northern Israel for seven amazing days. Here are some of the highlights with photographs by  Gary Lieb, who retired as director of community … more
It’s been a number of years since the Cardozo Society gathered for networking and programming. On Dec. 12, 35 people gathered in the board room at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in … more
  Leaders from faith communities across Rhode Island will gather Jan. 8, 2019, at 3 p.m. for the 11th annual Fighting Poverty with Faith Vigil, sponsored by the Rhode Island Interfaith … more
January Mystery box from Israel provides a sweet lesson for Cohen School students What’s more exciting than getting a surprise package in the mail? Getting it from Israel! The Cohen School at Torat Yisrael participated in an interactive “What’s in the Box” Israeli program. Providence native Rabbi Elan Adler, who now lives in Israel, shopped for Israeli treats and trinkets to mail to the school children. Upon seeing the box the students determined from the Hebrew words that the box was from Israel. There was an extra surprise for the school – in addition to filling the box, Rabbi Adler donated the box and all its contents in memory of Wendy B. Adler, a Sunday School teacher, and his sister-in-law, who passed away in 1997. more
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