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On Jan. 5, the Rhode Island General Assembly was due to begin a session unlike any other in the state’s history. In the midst of a global pandemic, and deep divides on the economy, race and … more
RootOne is an ambitious new initiative that aims to help bring tens of thousands of Jewish teens from the United States to Israel on immersive summer trips. Seeded by a $20-million gift from The … more
In an annual tradition, clergy of all faiths gathered Jan. 5 to call on Rhode Island legislators to fight against poverty. This year, rather than the State House rotunda, the venue was an online Zoom … more
Touro Fraternal Association recently provided 160 healthy lunches for Rhode Island Hospital front-line workers who have been treating COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic. Touro previously … more
Talk of conspiracy and collusion in politics may seem more rampant than ever before. But on Dec. 9, Jeff Rogg told a lively Zoom audience of congregants from Temple Shalom, in Middletown, that … more
Sarah Mack is the senior rabbi at Temple-Beth El, in Providence, where she has served since 2003, upon her ordination from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Mack also spent a year studying at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, in Jerusalem. more
This year, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s annual Super Sunday fundraising day was the culmination of an entire week of giving. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday, Dec. 6, was successful and Giving Week was even more successful. The goal was to raise funds for the Alliance’s annual community campaign. On Super Sunday, 20 volunteer callers raised more than $22,000 from 84 donors.  Also volunteering were 15 thank you note writers who wrote more than 200 thank you cards to donors who have already given to the annual campaign.  more
After a menorah car parade through Rhode Island on Dec. 13, Rabbi Aryeh Laufer lights the menorah set up outside the Rhode Island State House. more
Jewish Collaborative Services’ Jewish Eldercare of Rhode Island (JERI) program, in coordination with Friends of Jewish Seniors, has delivered Hanukkah gifts to over 200 Jewish residents of … more
Learn the real story behind the Netflix spy thriller film “Red Sea Diving Resort” on Jan. 13, when Gad Shimron, a former Mossad agent, relates his personal recollections about the covert … more
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