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Having your furkid as a co-worker can be an added bonus when you’re working from home. Working with your pet can be very therapeutic – helping you to better cope with the daily … more
Jewish Rhode Island asked Dr. Jane Linden, a veterinarian and the owner of the Providence River Animal Hospital, about the effects of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders on pets. Here is some of our … more
Our furry companions are here when we need them, and we do love them. We are happy to brag about them. When we put out the last-minute call for our annual pet issue, you delivered with favorite … more
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, animal shelters around the world have seen significant increases in people fostering and adopting pets. Those who had previously considered fostering an … more
Whether you refer to the actions described in this column as tikkun olam, tzedakah or a mitzvah is irrelevant. What does matter is that the people involved in the art exhibit that is the focal point … more
As many of us stay at home to ride out the COVID-19 virus, Jewish Rhode Island wondered how local businesses were weathering the stay-at-home orders. We asked a few local businesspeople for their insights; here’s what they told us: more
Although Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association’s office and archives are currently closed due to the coronavirus, Executive Director Kate-Lynne Laroche and Secretary Jaime Walden have been … more
The Emergency Relief and Recovery Campaign, led by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, is off to a fast start, raising over $160,000 in its first three weeks.  More than 90 gifts have come in to support the efforts to provide for immediate needs such as food and long-term needs such as assistance with utilities, rent and other emerging needs.   more
On Tuesday, April 28, The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island will host the first session of its virtual book club. The first book to be discussed will be Yiftach Reicher Atir’s fiction novel, “The English Teacher” (Penguin Books, 2016), which tells the story of former Mossad agent, Rachel Goldschmitt. more
PROVIDENCE, April 7, 2020 — Why is this Passover different from all other Passovers? It is easy to know the answer to that question, but we must acknowledge that it is also very hard. This year, especially for families and friends who love to gather in large groups for their Seders, the COVID-19 crisis brings disappointment. This year, we must celebrate the festival only with our household members as part of our effort to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. We can derive strength and comfort knowing that we are helping to save lives in this way, but there is no denying that this is not the Passover we had hoped for. more
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