Keyword: Temple Emanu-El
15 results total, viewing 1 - 10
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
As Rabbi Wayne Franklin prepares to retire as the longest-serving rabbi in the history of Temple Emanu-El, a community-wide tribute dinner is planned at the temple on June 2. Rabbi Franklin … more
PROVIDENCE – To commemorate four decades of interfaith work by Rabbi Wayne Franklin, Temple Emanu-El will host a special event on April 7 on the importance of continuing this dialogue in … more
It may have been the greatest act of chutzpah in Jewish history.  After the Roman Empire destroyed the great temple in Jerusalem, and squashed subsequent rebellions, surviving Jews in the land of Israel and the Diaspora might have had good reason to give up and assimilate.  How could Judaism continue without a central place for sacrifices, or a government to enforce the biblical laws? more
As the newly minted public relations representative for Singing the Dream 2019, I was simply there to do my job: get photos of the chorus and write a news release about the event. Little did I … more
With Rhode Island’s bumper crop of talented artists and craftspeople, it is only fitting that Temple Emanu-El’s Creative Hands Art Sale is held each fall midway between Sukkot and … more
As part of an evening celebrating people who have acted as bridges to link diverse communities, Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin of Temple Emanu-El in Providence received a lifetime achievement award on Oct. 4 from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Franklin was singled out by the council for his “more than three decades of service as a faith leader, educator and advocate for civic dialogues.” Council board chair Touba Ghadessi said in giving him the award: “We will find common ground” through such work. more
Arts Emanu-El will present a musical extravaganza, “Happy 70th Anniversary, Israel: Let’s Sing the Songs of Our People!” on May 6 at 7 p.m. This joyous program, … more
Students across the U.S. protested gun violence March 14. At the  R.I. State House, Classical High School senior and Temple Emanu-El member Gabe Mernoff said, “We need to attack this … more
What’s the Passover seder for?  If you ask most Jews, the answers would revolve around getting together with family and retelling the story of the Exodus. Those two elements are … more
1 | 2 Next »