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It was a bright and breezy start to the 34th annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic. The annual event, sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, was held June 3 at Alpine Country Club in Cranston. more
As the longest-serving faculty member at the Rhode Island School of Design, literary arts Prof.  Mike Fink has influenced generations of students. Fink started teaching at RISD in 1957, after … more
When we think of great Jewish writing after the Bible, we often focus on the Talmud – that rambling compilation of rulings, debates and stories.    But Jews have also … more
By now, you’ve probably heard of the Broadway smash hit “The Band’s Visit.” Originally an Israeli film, it tells the story of how an Egyptian Police Band is accidentally sent … more
It began with a casual remark by one of my grandsons, the one who inherited the history-buff gene. His sphere of interest is mainly Canada, a curiosity whetted by his experiences as an undergrad … more
It is ironic that the recent Opinion piece on Jewish support at Brown University for boycotting and divesting from Israel (“Our Judaism compels us to fight for divestment and against … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The U.S. Embassy in Israel will hold its annual Fourth of July celebration for the first time in Jerusalem.   The event traditionally has been held at the home … more
CRANSTON – On May 12, Temple Sinai announced that its religious and Hebrew school programs will be combined next year into a single, one-day-a-week program. The new Jewish education program … more
On June 20, the Cranston Senior Guild will get together at Hibachi Grill, 1245 Bald Hill Road, Warwick for a “Dutch treat” lunch at noon. The buffet is $8.99 which does not … more
At the end of June, Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin will retire after serving for 38 years as the senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, in Providence. Here are highlights from a recent conversation with him. more
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