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Five months after the Jewish Alliance first reached out to the Bristol Warren Regional School District about a conflict with the start of school and the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the district has moved the date to Sept. 8.

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Did the recent crises in Israel forever change the landscape of community-building between Jews and Arabs, or were they just more roadblocks to overcome in the quest for a shared society? At noon on July 22, David Weisberg, CEO of the Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County, will lead a Zoom discussion with two Israelis on this issue. Both Tareq Abu Hamed and Asaf Ron have experience with on-the-ground community-building. more
BRISTOL – Despite numerous attempts to get the school committee to change the start date of school in the Bristol Warren Regional School District, school is still set to begin on Sept. 7, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. more
PROVIDENCE – On June 23, a socially-distanced and vaccinated crowd of about 70 people gathered at the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center for its 2021 Annual Meeting, SBHEC’s … more
SEEKONK, Mass. – The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association’s 124th Annual Meeting, Installation and 36th Annual Recognition Award presentation took place at Ledgemont Country Club on … more
In preparation for Shavuot in May, Rabbi Zev Kahn, known as the Rugby Rabbi, joined us over Zoom, and spoke about the ancient exhilarating custom of staying up all night to learn. He encouraged … more
Providence Hebrew Day School celebrated several graduations this year. PHDS Pre-Kers and their parents enjoyed a special ending program on Thursday, June 10.  The classroom teachers – … more
The controversy over the first day of school in the Bristol-Warren Regional School District continued on June 29, when the School Committee’s union subcommittee heard a grievance filed by the … more
The 10th annual meeting of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, on June 17, was once again a virtual event. Just as they did last year, members of the Rhode Island Jewish community came … more
SEEKONK, Mass. – The long-awaited 35th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic finally happened on June 21, raising $50,000 for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. It was a journey to get to … more
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