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I have always considered Camp Ramah to be my home away from home. The friends, food, lake, activities – it all felt just right. Taking a break from the school and neighborhood kids, I loved hanging out with these faraway friends, those I didn’t … more
PROVIDENCE – J-Fitness is participating in its first Healthy Strides Challenge contest against three other JCCs. This is an online challenge based on any activity in which participants join. Although the title refers to “strides,” the … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The scene is familiar to us all. Women of the Wall come to the Kotel to worship in the shadow of the Temple Mount. Haredi Orthodox worshippers respond by disrupting their prayers, sometimes pelting them with eggs and other … more
From the brink of war, the Middle East has moved at dizzying speed to the cusp of peace. Or so we have been led to believe. The issues at hand are Iran and Syria – and incidentally, there is good reason to feel some relief from that fact, … more
  We asked readers to share memories of their own bar or bat mitzvah or one they attended. We received many responses — many fun or funny, some sad or poignant — and we thank our readers for their submissions. The antique photo shown on … more
PROVIDENCE – September is Hunger Action Month and the Rhode Island Community Food Bank has released a free twenty-page booklet full of ideas on ways children can participate in the initiative to feed the hungry. “One Kid Can! Helping the Hungry: … more
PROVIDENCE – At my bar mitzvah in 1946 – the first postwar year at Temple Emanu-El – the front row guest, in splendid finery and feathers, looking at me beside the pulpit, was my sort-of grandmother. more
Sixth graders at Temple Sinai in Cranston went on a retreat this summer, pondering questions like “What does it mean to be bar or bat mitzvahed?” and “What does it mean to be an adult in the Jewish community?” more
PROVIDENCE – Join the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island for a night of Jewish Tragedy – and Comedy with, “My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy.”  Brad Zimmerman combines years of training as an actor and years on the standup comedy … more
PROVIDENCE – A night with Mike Greenberg on Sept. 17th didn’t just start at 7:00 p.m. with Mike Greenberg’s presentation. At 5:45 p.m., at the McCormick and Schmick’s restaurant, in the Biltmore Hotel, a group of more than 50 Jewish … more
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