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Jewish Book Month, an annual event in recognition of Jewish books and authors, is celebrated from Oct. 26 to Nov. 26. It is the Jewish Book Council’s longest-running program, harking back to the Council’s origins in Jewish Book Week, a program … more
Did you find the stirring scenes at the London summer Olympic Games in 2012 thrilling?  Have you always wanted the opportunity to represent your community at an international event?  Do you have a passion for sports or arts?  If you answered yes … more
My trip to Syria was during the honeymoon period after the first Gulf War. Syrian cooperation had been secured at the cost of billions of American dollars. Bashar Hafez al-Assad had become president upon the death of his father, Hafiz al-Assad, and … more
KINGSTON – Chalk markings of hopeful messages were found on sidewalks at the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus on Oct. 20, after the University’s fifth Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Hundreds of University of Rhode Island community … more
Having returned to my native state after residing in Florida for more than 22 years, I have a clearer understanding of how Rip Van Winkle felt after his twenty-year nap. I am in awe of the remarkable nuances enhancing the Rhode Island scene – some … more
PROVIDENCE – Communications expert Deborah Grayson Riegle will share her innovative strategies for engaging communication with her presentation, “Strategic Storytelling to Engage and Inspire,” at the annual Joseph & Leba Zelniker Conference. … more
Many of our Rhode Island friends and neighbors and, yes, even some in our families, live on the edge: On the edge between economic security and uncertainty – on the edge between hope and despair. more
PROVIDENCE – On Tuesday, October 8, about 50 people attended the opening and dedication of the new Alliance Family Room Parenting Center at the Alliance JCC. Comic writer and performer Dan Zevin greeted guests and signed copies of his book “Dan … more
PROVIDENCE – Within recent weeks, the Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI) at Brandeis University released a demographic study of the American Jewish population as of 2012 (related story on page 1). The Pew Research Center also released a … more
PROVIDENCE – On Sunday, Nov. 24, volunteers from across Rhode Island will come together at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to make a difference in the Jewish community, raising funds for the 2014 Annual … more
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