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Memories of Fall River’s Beth El in happier times

Friday, February 2

When I recently saw that Fall River’s once-flourishing Conservative Temple Beth El has decided to sell its building on High Street and seek a smaller space, I was hardly surprised, but even so …

Alliance group reports impacts of mission

Friday, February 2

The 22 community members who traveled to Israel Jan. 14-18 as part of the Israel Solidarity Mission, sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, had an opportunity to see firsthand the …

Theater Review: Touring 'To Kill a Mockingbird' at PPAC

Wednesday, February 7

PROVIDENCE – When it was announced in early 2016 that an adaptation of Harper Lee’s benchmark novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” was heading for the Broadway stage, it did not take …

R.I. volleyball player helps MaccabiUSA bring home gold

Friday, February 2

Ellie Vest , starting outside hitter for the R.I. State Champion East Providence Girls Volleyball team, represented the Rhode Island Jewish community in December as a member of the winning USA Girls …

Headlines from Israeli newspapers

Oppenheimer's un-filmed scene

The Manhattan Project thus demonstrated better than any other episode in Jewish annals both the feasibility of Jewish power’s creation and the tragedy of its absence.

Up Front

Famed acting coach loved growing up Jewish in Cranston

Friday, February 2

What do Will Smith, Salma Hayek and Brad Pitt have in common? They’re all famous performers, of course. But they have also all trained with Howard Fine, a revered acting coach based in Los …
D'var Torah

Our individual and collective responsibilities


This week’s parashah , Ki Tisa , takes us on a roller-coaster of high highs and low lows as it moves through a series of vignettes depicting the ongoing revelation at Sinai. The parashah …

Editor's column

Spring is in the air!

For me , March is a hopeful month. Signs of spring are everywhere. The weather is getting a little warmer. Light brightens our days a little longer. Purim and Passover are coming up quickly. And my …

The editor’s life, in all its messiness

You may not agree with everything we print – and that’s fine

Spread light during this dark December

What binds Jews together is stronger than our disagreements

Something for everyone in our online community calendar


Alexandra Broches, 81

Wednesday, February 14

Eleanor Marcus, 93

Tuesday, February 13

Marcia Spindell Lentz, 70

Tuesday, February 13

Richard Hochman, 81

Tuesday, February 13

Richard Goldman, 66

Tuesday, February 13

Geraldine Foster, 95

Tuesday, February 13

Jerrold Salmanson, 81

Tuesday, January 30

Wendy Moscovitz, 71 

Tuesday, January 30

I set foot in Israel for the first time in June 1965. Having just turned 21 and looking forward to my senior year at Columbia come September, I was to spend most of my summer volunteering at …
Letters to the Editor

Ceasefire resolutions

10 hours ago

The grassroots members of RI Coalition for Israel, Jews and Christian Zionists, have observed with increasing discomfort the creep of radical anti-Israel extremist rhetoric into Rhode Islands’s …

2024 Genesis Prize announced

11 hours ago

(JTA) — Five Israeli groups supporting Israelis held hostage in Gaza and their families will receive the 2024 Genesis Prize, the $1 million award known as the “Jewish Nobel.” …

Insightful article

12 hours ago

  Kudos to Charles Bakst for his illuminating, insightful article re Fall River’s Temple Beth El (February 2024) in its glorious days of yore. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the …

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Pomegranate Lentil Tabbouleh

10 hours ago

Serves: 4 to 6 On the table in… 20 minutes Ingredients ½ yellow onion, finely chopped 1 medium tomato, cut into ¼-inch pieces ½ English cucumber, …

Funfetti Hamantaschen

10 hours ago

Makes: 30 to 36 On the table in… 3 hours, including 1 hour of resting time Although hamantaschen have always been one of my favorite Jewish treats, they are long overdue for a …

Cookbook brings Jewish joy to vegetarian recipes

10 hours ago

If you are craving a delicious meal or nosh, and you follow a plant-forward diet, then Micah Siva has a cookbook for you. Siva, a registered dietitian, trained chef, recipe developer, …

Other news
WAEF grants making a difference in young lives

The Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund (WAEF) of the Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island has been supporting the Jewish community since awarding its first …

WAEF seeks members who want to make a difference in the world

BY JEWISH RHODE ISLAND STAFF Over the last 30 years, the Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island has distributed nearly $135,000 in …

WAEF grants available for Jewish women/children programming

The Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island is pleased to announce its 2024 Request for Proposals. Established in 1993, WAEF benefits …

Celebrating the New Year of the Trees

Pre-K and Kindergarten students, above, at Providence Hebrew Day School enjoy a fruit and nut tasting party in honor of Tu B’Shevat. New England Academy of Torah students, top, participate in a …