How are we doing?

Experiences are mixed for local business owners

Thursday, April 30

As many of us stay at home to ride out the COVID-19 virus, Jewish Rhode Island wondered how local businesses were weathering the stay-at-home orders. We asked a few local businesspeople for their insights; here’s what they told us:
Community News

Retiring Barrington rabbi looks back and ahead

Sunday, May 3

When Rabbi Andrew Klein announced his retirement from Temple Habonim 18 months ago, June 2020 seemed a long way away. Now, with his retirement looming, he’s looking forward to the next chapter in his life after 13 years of leading the Barrington congregation. The last few months on the job have been quite different than Klein had imagined.

Polish artist, activist and musician preserves the memory of Jewish life in Chelm

Among the 11 Poles recognized at the 2019 “Preserving Memory” awards ceremony for their role in protecting their country’s Jewish heritage were three men from Chelm: Zbigniew S. …

Editor's column

Just another day in quarantine

I am happy to stay at home and do my part to stop the spread of that nasty coronavirus. But have you noticed how the days seem to blend together? I occasionally find myself stopping to ask, …

We are down, but not out

Will spring be the same this year?

Do you remember?

A new decade is cause for reflection

Many opportunities for civil discourse

This month's print issue

Erma Leavitt, 97

Friday, May 15

Frances Gladstone, 77

Tuesday, May 12

Alfred Blank, 85

Tuesday, May 12

Irwin Chase, 93

Tuesday, May 12

Marilyn Kabalkin, 89

Tuesday, May 12

Sheila Miller, 94

Tuesday, May 12

Dorothy Moss, 98

Tuesday, May 12

Michael Saltzman, 75

Tuesday, May 12

This past March 3, the day of the Super Tuesday Democratic primary showdown between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, I made my final diary entry in the volume I had begun more than two years earlier. It …
‘Crossing the uncrossable barrier’

In his 1985 book, “Time and Again: Autobiographical Essays,” Dan Jacobson (1929-2014), a well-respected South African and British writer, tells of growing up white and Jewish in a …

Other news

Community sends thanks with food

On May 12, the staff of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, together with staff of HG80, were able to provide 115 lunches to show  gratitude to the incredible team at The Miriam …

Kosher meals available for children under 18

Emergency relief campaign helping community in need

JCDSRI continues learning online

The best co-worker ever: Working with your pet

How to safely enjoy your pet during self-isolation

Remember the Past

A R.I. claim to fame: The Third Seder and The Passover Journal

Sunday, April 5

Histadrut, the Israeli labor organization, was founded in December 1920 at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. It brought smaller unions together under one umbrella covering all Jewish workers in Mandatory Palestine.


Netanyahu and Gantz sign agreement for ‘national emergency government’

Monday, April 20

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz signed a deal Monday [April 20] to form a “national emergency government” that keeps …


How to make cheesecake in your Instant Pot

Wednesday, May 20

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. A quick search for “Instant Pot recipes” will yield hundreds of ideas for savory dishes — everything from chilis, pasta, soups, casseroles, and …