Bug makes a statement

Wednesday, July 15

Nibbles Woodaway, Rhode Island's iconic Big Blue Bug, joins the fight against anti-Semitism thanks to a sign commissioned by the Rhode Island Coalition for Israel (RICI). The sign will be in place until July 27. The bug is the mascot of Big Blue Bug Solutions and is adjacent to Route 95 in Providence.

Rabbi brought Benjamin Franklin’s virtues and Jewish ethical practice to Calif. inmates

Friday, July 3

I met Rabbi Eliahu Klein and his wife, Cynthia Scheinberg, at Shabbat meals about a year and half ago, soon after they moved from Berkeley, California, to Providence, following Scheinberg’s …
At the Dwares JCC

Beth Sholom finds a home at JCC

Friday, July 3

In June, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and Congregation Beth Sholom announced a partnership in which Congregation Beth Sholom’s classes and services would be moving to the …

JCC sponsors Summer Food Service Program for Children

Friday, July 3

J-Camp at the Dwares JCC, a program of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. This program is designed primarily to …
Editor's column

Embrace the new normal – for now

I wish I could assure you that this will be my last correspondence about life on hold. But I’m pretty sure there will be more in the months to come. Regular readers might notice that from my …

Keeping up with the news

Hope amid the horrors

Just another day in quarantine

We are down, but not out

Will spring be the same this year?


Marsha Goldfine, 76

Monday, August 3

Seymour Dill, 89

Monday, August 3

Seymour Davis, 94

Monday, August 3

Sylvia Bloomberg, 96

Monday, July 27

Sanford Coren, 90

Monday, July 27

Robert Fain, 76

Monday, July 27

Estelle Klemer, 95

Monday, July 27

Saralee Weiss, 81

Monday, July 27

My wife and I had known for well over a year that our granddaughter Clara was going to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, in Newton, Massachusetts, this past April 18, just two …
Fixing broken America

America is broken; our country has become the “Dis-united States.” We routinely pledge allegiance to “one nation … indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” …

Remember the Past

Remembrances of lost pleasures

Friday, June 5

A few months ago, I began this column with a lament for some of the pleasures of life that are now gone, like rolled beef and Benny’s, and with happy memories of some of the good in the old …

Providence JCCs from years gone by

Friday, August 7

Before the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center opened its doors on Elmgrove Avenue in Providence, there was a JCC on Sessions Street – which replaced the JCC at 65 Benefit …


As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Boston’s Jewish community unveils a memorial to its victims

Monday, July 20

BOSTON (JTA) – The coronavirus pandemic is still unfolding, but a permanent memorial to its Jewish victims has already gone up in Boston. The city’s Jewish community unveiled a memorial …


Give brisket a warm-weather makeover

Friday, August 7

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. When I was growing up, I knew brisket as an island of meat in a sea of sweet brownish-red sauce with carrot-plank buoys. Every holiday, this was …