Nothing better than lunch with friends

Friday, November 6

Lunch around the table with friends was once the highlight of the day for many guests at the Kosher Senior Café at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, in Providence, and Temple Sinai, in Cranston. But COVID-19 changed all that.
Up Front

From podiatrist to science teacher to cantor

Friday, October 2

Cantor Dr. Joel Gluck was ordained by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute in 2019. In 2020, the baritone became the spiritual leader at Bristol’s United Brothers Synagogue. Cantor Gluck is …
In the schools

Back to school for JCDSRI

Friday, October 2

The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island opened on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for full day, full week, in-person learning for students ages 3 through grade 5. It has been a truly magical start to …
Editor's column

Giving thanks during a November like no other

As I sit down to write this column, Election Day 2020 is still several days in front of us. As you open this issue of Jewish Rhode Island, the election is behind us – but the outcome may …

A call to action: Make your voice heard

Rosh Hashanah in the time of pandemic

Embrace the new normal – for now

Keeping up with the news

Hope amid the horrors


Maureen Krasnow, 75

Monday, November 16

Edward Kudish, 84

Monday, November 16

Lois Silver, 82

Monday, November 16

Ann Taubman, 75

Monday, November 16

Irving Troob, 97

Monday, November 16

Edythe Wittes, 98

Monday, November 16

Steven Matzner, 67

Monday, November 2

The day after William Jefferson Clinton was inaugurated as our 42nd president, on Jan. 20, 1993, I wrote a poem beginning with these words: “Maya Angelou read a poem/Yesterday, not any …
‘For my sake was the world created!’

I have been a fan of Thomas L. Friedman ever since I read his 1989 book, “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” a perceptive, nuanced look at Israel’s involvement in the seemingly infinite …

Other news

JCS annual meeting goes virtual

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) held its Third Annual Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 22. Over 70 people attended, including board members, staff, donors and community friends.

Ready for Super Sunday!

Israeli diplomat sees ‘an optimistic future ahead’  

Examining our past can help us feel more content now

Spreading the fun

Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt: Don’t let your guard down this winter

Remember the Past

Abolishing slavery motivated Jewish War hero

Friday, November 6

The gray box on a shelf in the Beryl and Chaya Segal Archives at the R.I. Jewish Historical Association resembles all the other gray boxes housing memorabilia and artifacts testifying to events great …

Letters to the Editor

Anti-Semitism or antisemitism?

Thursday, November 12

In response to the Sept. 4 article, “Despite pandemic, R.I. Coalition for Israel continues to battle anti-Semitism,” I wanted to point out the repeated, yet common, misspelling of word antisemitism. Though the hyphen has become familiar as accepted by many publications and software such as Microsoft Word, I have learned that the word “anti-Semitism” is a misnomer. 

Thank you to Mike Fink

Thursday, November 12

Thank you, Mike Fink, for your thoughtful comments about World War I and Armistice Day (or Remembrance Day, as the British Commonwealth terms it). For the 25 years I taught at community …


A chicken stew flavored by tradition

Friday, November 6

Family recipes: we know them, and we love them, but most of all, we get frustrated with them. Or is that just me? If you’ve seen my blog posts, Cooking with Lisa, you know that I struggle …