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

Hope amid the horrors

What a month it’s been. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, we continued to stay home to help flatten the curve during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a community, we tried to stay connected online …

Just another day in quarantine

We are down, but not out

Will spring be the same this year?

Do you remember?

A new decade is cause for reflection

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

Many, if not most, of us American Jews carry in our heads and hearts a sense of three separate but interrelated Israels: Am Yisrael, the people of Israel – that is, all Jews everywhere; Eretz …
The privilege of social distancing

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 …

Other news

Fire closes Davis Dairy for now

On the night of May 19, a fire of unknown origin in the building housing Davis Dairy Products caused significant damage to the business, forcing its closure for the foreseeable future. The store, …

Beth Sholom selling synagogue building

Program will bring viewers into the 1948 siege of Jerusalem

No Camp JORI this summer

Israeli emissary to R.I. named an iFellow

In the garden at Tamarisk: Looking forward to a plentiful harvest

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 …


Sloppy Yossels and other goodies from quarantine

5 hours ago

Back in the day, like, 2 months ago, dinner was always something quick and easy. I tried to find hearty recipes that could be made in advance or that I could whip up in a few minutes after work. With more time to cook, I’ve been experimenting with new ingredients and more-complicated dishes, but I recognize that not everyone has that luxury, even in isolation when we think there’s more time.