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PROVIDENCE – The new Temple Emanu-El Providence Jewish Film Festival will show its second film, “Shared Legacies,” about the bond that grew between Blacks and Jews during the civil … more
(JTA) — There’s no sugarcoating it: 2020 was a difficult, trying, tragic year. But just because COVID-19 dominated the headlines and our personal lives, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any Jewish bright spots. Plenty of history was made, from a march of tens of thousands against anti-Semitism to a new kind of vaccine that Jewish doctors helped create, to a Jewish vice-presidential spouse. Here are some of the Jewish stories that helped distract us from the pain of the past year. more
For artist Nancy Katz, community is essential. It is at the heart of all her work, which began in the 1980s, when she volunteered with the NAMES Project AIDS Quilt. “Being involved in that … more
Barrington resident Rachel Rasnick “just picked up a brush and started painting” four years ago at Looking Upwards, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Rasnick, … more
“The Spy Behind Home Plate,” the first documentary to tell the real story of Morris “Moe” Berg, the enigmatic and brilliant Jewish baseball player turned spy, will be shown at … more
Musician Alicia Svigals returns to Temple Emanu-El on Dec. 14 with her latest project, The Beregovski Suite.  Together with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer, they bring … more
BARRINGTON – Temple Habonim hosted a wine and cheese reception on Sept. 8 to mark the opening of a new exhibit at The Bunny Fain Gallery. The show, which continues through Oct. 31, features … more
Prior to World War II, about one-tenth of Poland’s population was Jewish, and Jews made up almost a quarter of Krakow, Poland’s residents. By the end of the war, 90% of Poland’s Jews had been killed by the Nazis and their accomplices. Many of the Jewish structures in Kazimierz, an area that the Polish King Casimir the Great invited Jews to settle in during the 14th century, still stand in Krakow, though they remain largely emptied of Jewish occupants. more