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In Rhode Island, all things cling to their earliest incarnation. I used to work at Cumberland Farms, not the Gulf Express. I rented movies at Douglas Drug, not Rite Aid. And 36 years ago, I went to a place that I will always call Schechter. more
JTA – Last year saw the third-highest number of anti-Semitic incidents since 1979, despite a decrease from the previous year, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation … more
JTA – The head of the Anti-Defamation League said the April 27 synagogue shooting should serve as a “wake-up call” for politicians and business executives to more seriously … more
JTA – The Florida Senate unanimously passed an anti-Semitism bill. Prior to the discussion and vote April 29, the senators held a moment of silence for the victims of the Poway … more
The Rhode Island Press Association April 26 presented 141 awards to journalists throughout the state for writing, design and photography in its editorial contest for 2018. Jewish Rhode Island … more
The office of St. Aidan-St. Patrick Parish, in Cumberland, was recently observed to be flying the flags of Israel and Sri Lanka. Asked to comment, Monsignor Jacques L. Plante stated that the church … more
  JTA – The New York Times editorial board said in an editorial published April 30 that the newspaper’s publishing of “an appalling political cartoon” is … more
Hafla Night brings the tastes, sounds and stories of Israel to Rhode Island at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20. There will be an opportunity to enjoy Israel though the tastes and smells of the food, and … more
I recently met with Lori Adler and Liz Karp, the women behind Congregation Beth David’s new “Generations of Cooks” cookbook. Lori is married to Beth David’s rabbi, Ethan Adler, and has been a member of the Narragansett congregation for 34 years. Liz has been a member for four years, having moved to the area from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to be closer to her grandchildren. more
The sanctuary at Providence’s Temple Emanu-El was filled for the annual community Yom ha-Shoah commemoration May 1. The deeply moving gathering included a short film by University of Rhode Island students and reciting of victims’ names by members of the Rhode Island Jewish community. more
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