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“Enhancing Practice for Healthy Communities in Response to Societal Violence” is the title of this year’s Julie Claire Gutterman Memorial Lecture. The full-day workshop for … more
Erin Minior recently spoke with Jewish Rhode Island about last year’s merger between Jewish Family Service and Jewish Seniors Agency, the challenges and rewards of operating a community service agency, and her connection to Jewish culture. more
A wedding with no guests is simply an elopement, but a wedding that welcomes the entire community is a “must attend” celebration. This wedding, representing the marriage of Jewish … more
PROVIDENCE – On Sept. 27, the board of directors of Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) unanimously named Erin Minior as the president and chief executive officer of JCS. JCS, the … more
The merger of the Jewish Seniors Agency and Jewish Family Service into Jewish Collaborative Services continues as the two agencies moved into one building, at 1165 N. Main St. in Providence, at … more
On March 23, about 100 people, including seniors, participated in the annual model seder at Jewish Family Service’s Kosher Senior Café at Temple Sinai in Cranston.  more
Recently, stories of school shootings have dominated the news. Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island has received many inquiries from parents who are confused about how to manage this topic with … more
After nine months of planning and negotiations, Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island (JFSRI) and the Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island (JSA) have agreed to merge into one comprehensive agency called Jewish Community Services of Greater Rhode Island.

“As we got to know each other this time,” said Susan Bazar, executive director of JSA, “there was increasing awareness that both agencies were providing services to seniors.” more
“Being inclusive and saying that we’re welcoming are two different things; it’s not enough to wave a rainbow flag” and say that we’re welcoming of lesbian, gay, … more
Rhode Island senior citizens who want a hot Kosher lunch will soon be able to get one in Providence five days a week. The Kosher Senior Café in Providence, operated by Jewish Family Service … more