Baking with Lisa

Baking with Lisa video: The sufganiyot recipe you’ve been waiting for

Hanukkah is in my favorite season. Yes, you read that right: I love the wintertime! The snow, the big sweaters and, of course, the holiday baking make a perfect combination for gathering and celebrating.

My earliest memory of Hanukkah is watching “A Rugrats Chanukah” on VHS and helping my mom grate potatoes by hand for latkes, before we discovered the magic of food processors.

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Community News

Meet R.I.’s new Israeli emissary

Sunday, October 10

If you ask his favorite superhero, Amit Moshe Oren will tell you that it’s Batman. When he was 15, Oren saw the film “The Dark Knight,” and the exploits of the Caped Crusader …
Community News

Evenings of Jewish Renaissance return

Sunday, October 10

An award-winning chef and an Israeli model/actress, an Israeli settler rabbi and a Palestinian refugee, a Bible scholar and a comedian, a magazine editor and a European activist are all among the presenters at this year’s Evenings of Jewish Renaissance. The program has been reimagined for the times in which we are living and will take place mostly over Zoom, Sunday through Tuesday, Nov. 14 to 16.

The Jewish community needs your help on Super Sunday

Sunday, October 10

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is seeking volunteers to help with its annual Super Sunday fundraiser, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 5, 9 a.m.-noon. This year, the Alliance is …

Jewish Rhody Media debuts Chutzpah!

Wednesday, October 20

Chutzpah! is a podcast exploring the personal side of leadership. Host Adam Greenman, CEO of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, sits down with innovators and leaders from across Rhode Island’s Jewish community to learn what true leadership means to them. Join us as we identify strengths, challenges and favorite moments, and discuss how human connection is what’s really behind the titles we hold.
Chutzpah!

Episode 5: Rabbi Sarah Mack

In episode five, Rabbi Sarah Mack of Temple Beth-El in Providence discusses everything from the influence of nature on her spirituality, to the importance of strong mentorship. An admitted …

Episode 4: Michele Lederberg

In episode four, Michele Lederberg of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island discusses what it means to be a present and proactive leader. From the strong moral compass of Judaism to the …
Editor's column

Which team are you on?

Have you listened to the first podcasts from Jewish Rhody Media? It’s a terrific series on leadership called Chutzpah! There’s a new episode every other Thursday, featuring Adam Greenman, …

A tribute to a much-loved tree

Ramblings on the times of our lives

New year, new thought: Let’s embrace what’s good right now

Precious memories, neatly boxed

Jewish Rhody Media: The future is here

Obituaries

Joseph Beckler, 99

Monday, November 29

Selma Beckler, 93

Monday, November 29

Sonya Garfinkle, 99

Monday, November 29

Judith Helfgott, 81

Monday, November 29

Gloria Lefkowitz, 88

Monday, November 29

Mark Leyfman, 76

Monday, November 29

Helen Abrams, 102

Tuesday, November 16

IT SEEMS TO ME
Two emaciated men are starving on a raft in the midst of an unnamed sea. One of them picks up a spyglass to look more closely at a circling gull, which suddenly dives and plucks a fish from the …
The past informs the present in local author’s funny Hanukkah tales

I have known Mark Binder – author, story-teller, longtime resident of Providence’s East Side – for decades. During my 33 years as rabbi of Temple Habonim, in Barrington, Binder …

Business

Some businesses responded to COVID-19 with positive changes

Sunday, October 10

There have been many changes and adaptations in the business world during the COVID-19 pandemic that have improved productivity and the quality of work, and that exemplify connection and …

JFF’s donor advised funds make charitable giving easy

Sunday, November 7

Due to the phenomenon called year-end giving, charities across the country receive a big influx of donations between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. People who want to help out tear a few …

Letters to the Editor

Root causes of campus anti-Semitism 

2 days ago

Thank you for printing an article about anti-Semitism on campus [November 2021]. It would be helpful to probe the root causes of anti-Semitism among the supposedly enlightened academics. One of the …

Burlington (Vt.) BDS resolution

Saturday, October 9

RI Coalition for Israel (RICI) issued an “Action Alert” to the community in regard to this dangerous proposed resolution (Inside Jewish Rhode Island, September), and we are happy to …

Food

5 unexpected products at Kosherfest 2021

2 days ago

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) – “Honey, I think I may have a buyer!” a man in a black suit yelled into his phone, pacing up and down his 10’ x 10’ booth displaying …

Featured video

Watch the video: Liza Burkin is clearing a path for R.I. bicyclists

As Rhode Island emerges from COVID-19’s shadow, Burkin and her collaborators have big plans for the state capital.

“In Providence, we are so lucky,” she says. “Any city that was built before the car is inherently a good city for cycling.”

Burkin is excited about several major developments in self-powered transportation in Rhode Island.

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