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Many of my friends were appalled when, on Nov. 18, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States was changing its position on Israel’s settlement policy in the area known as the West Bank. more
Every year the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) traditionally held a General Assembly – thousands of professionals attended a conference of learning opportunities, presentations … more
(JTA) – A Brown University advisory committee has recommended that the college divest from “companies identified as facilitating human rights abuses in Palestine.” On Dec. 2, six … more
PROVIDENCE – A lot of people figured that a guy like Ari Melber, MSNBC and NBC chief legal correspondent and host of “The Beat,” would have some insight into the current … more
NEW YORK – Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability, has reached a record 90th participant in its national Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, a comprehensive education and outreach program designed to help Jewish organizations to reduce waste and encourage healthier living.  “This has been the year that a critical mass of people have started to really take the climate crisis seriously. It’s an issue in the U.S. elections. It’s an issue in the U.K. elections. Joining the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program demonstrates that Jewish institutions are stepping up to take responsibility and have committed to making changes. more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island expects to begin to get 100% of its electricity from renewable sources in the second quarter of 2020. The board of directors gave the green light to proceed with these plans at its November meeting. more
Kara Liberman and camp just seem to go together. Camp JORI’s new director is a  bundle of energy, and camp is her “thing.” The North Andover, Massachusetts, resident grew … more
Author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist Mitch Albom is coming to Temple Beth-El, in Providence, on Nov. 21 as part of his book tour for “Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family.” The new book by Albom, the author of five consecutive New York Times bestsellers, tells the story of Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would profoundly change his heart – and the hearts of readers everywhere. Jewish Rhode Island recently interviewed Albom about Chika’s influence on his life, the role of faith in his journey and his writing process. more
PROVIDENCE – A lot of people figured that a guy like Ari Melber, MSNBC and NBC chief legal correspondent and host of “The Beat,” would have some insight into the current political situation in the United States. They packed the Baxt Social Hall at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center. There were so many people that they spilled into the adjacent Board Room to watch on a livestream set up there. Melber did not disappoint. On Nov. 3,  an evening when there was plenty of competition for sports fans’ time, Alliance CEO Adam Greenman welcomed the 450 people in attendance with the promise that “we will get you out of here by 8 o’clock,” in time to get home for the Patriots’ showdown game against Baltimore. He went on to thank the crowd for their support of the annual campaign to foster a stronger, more vibrant Jewish community. more
The Holocaust Stamps Project is on the verge of acquiring a permanent home for its 11 million stamps and the 18 collages fashioned from them.  A national stamp-collecting organization … more
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