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On March 18, shortly after people around the world have focused on the feminist themes of Purim and International Women’s Day, Or Cohen, Rhode Island shlichah (Israeli emissary) will share … more
Congregations around the country will hold Shabbat events that support refugees and asylum seekers as part of National Refugee Shabbat 5780, March 20-21. This is the second annual National … more
More than 400 congregants and community members celebrated the installation of Michael Fel as Temple Emanu-El’s fifth rabbi in its 95-year history. The celebration, during the weekend of Feb. … more
In January, 30 members of Temple Habonim in Barrington embarked on a Jewish mission trip to Cuba. In addition to cultural experiences (including museum visits, concerts, dance performances, a … more
Shabbat for me has never been about whether I turned the lights on or off, drove a car or refrained from caring for my vegetable garden. I love the many rituals and trappings of our Ashkenormative Shabbat – especially challah – but the 39 prohibitions, not so much. more
NEW YORK (JTA) – For the past three years, Esther Possick has avoided the hassle of hosting Passover at her Long Island home by traveling to Kosher hotels in foreign locales. In 2017, she spent the holiday at a resort in Stresa, a resort town on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy not far from the Swiss border. The following year she tried out Rimini, a coastal city on the Adriatic. Last year she opted for a program in Spain. more
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump will speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference for the second consecutive year.   The venue for the March 14 … more
This time in March is the best time to see the colorful flowers around Israel. If you wish to catch a blue and purple field March is the place and time What? Givat HaTurmusim, or “Hill … more
Rabbi Joshua Bolton, executive director of Brown RISD Hillel, oversees the vital connection between students and Judaism on the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Brown and RISD students are an active part of the East Side and College Hill neighborhoods of Providence. Hillel is housed in the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center on Brown Street in Providence. “Jewish growth is our focus,” Rabbi Bolton said in a recent interview in his office. “Enabling students to grow as Jews over their four years of college is important. We assume they are growing in other areas. We want to make sure folks understand that. There has never really been a better time to be a Jewish college student.” more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Most of the votes in Israel have been counted from Monday’s election [March 2], and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party has the most seats in the … more
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