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Senior Prom returns to the JCC

Wednesday, September 6

PROVIDENCE – On Sept. 1, more than 75 guests and friends of the Kosher Senior Café at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center got a chance to relive their dreams at the 2nd …

Sons of Jacob president is looking for an angel

Friday, September 1

PROVIDENCE – On a recent rainy morning, Harold Silverman, president of Congregation Sons of Jacob, stood in the shul’s vestibule and gestured toward three windows. …

Synagogues gear up for High Holy Days

Sunday, September 3

Summer is winding down, and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year!

Editor's column

The joy of gathering together

It is remarkable how seemingly disparate groups can blend together in some situations. I attended a couple of family events recently that really made me realize how magical this blending can be. …

New England summers aren’t what they used to be

Respect every Jewish journey

Let’s fight hate together

Community journalism is more important than ever

A shout-out to the precious right of freedom of speech


David Sloane, 85

Tuesday, September 12

Marc Rose, 76

Tuesday, September 12

Martin Malinou, 90

Tuesday, September 12

Samuel Buckler, 99

Tuesday, September 12

Harold Redlich, 91

Tuesday, August 29

Carolyn Gold, 82

Tuesday, August 29

Rena Rabin, 95

Tuesday, August 29

Margaret Motola, 86

Wednesday, August 16

It was in the early ’60s when I first became acquainted with the luminous writing of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972); I was at a camp in Clinton, Connecticut, attending a week-long …
Who was the J writer of our Torah?

My first encounter with Harold Bloom (1930-2019), Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale, was in the early ’80s, when I was teaching a seminar-style class in Jewish mysticism at Connecticut …

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Other news

Climate march slated for Rosh Hashanah

A massive march aimed at pressing for stronger efforts to curb climate change will take place in New York City on the second day of Rosh Hashanah – which could exclude Jewish climate activists. …

Davis elected president of Greater Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association

Touro Fraternal Association awards college grant, loans

Chased Schel Amess installs officers, board

A visit to Yawgoog

Temple offers six months dues free

D'var Torah

Balancing the past with the future during these Days of Awe

Friday, September 1

A cartoon that once appeared in the New Yorker pictures a man saying to his therapist, “But I love the past, I grew up there!”   How true that is. Let’s face it, as Rhode …

High Holy Days

Why Yom Kippur is my favorite Jewish holiday

Sunday, September 3

I get a lot of odd looks when I tell people that my favorite day of the Jewish year is Yom Kippur. From the traditional fast to the powerful language of the readings, …

Consider how you should ask for time off on the High Holy Days

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

(JTA) – “Hey Allies: Please don’t schedule meetings or events on the Jewish holidays!” So says a meme that has circulated widely before about the dates for Rosh Hashanah, Yom …


Dessert is a celebration of flavors

Friday, September 1

This story originally appeared in The Nosher. Ruffle milk pie is a Greek dessert made with a simple custard base and rose-like coils of phyllo dough. It’s a type of galatopita (Greek for …