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Volume II of the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association’s Notes from June 1956 contains a list of Jewish communal organizations and Jewish-owned businesses chartered by the state of … more
Rabbi [Rachel] Zerin’s wonderful recounting of the Noah story (D’var Torah, November 2019) points to a need for hope amid our anxieties over “climate change, political turmoil . … more
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) – Police have arrested a 28-year-old man in the defacing of the historic Sixth & I synagogue in Washington, D.C. The arrest of Luis Montsinos came Dec. 2, shortly after the … 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
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