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(JTA) – “Hey Allies: Please don’t schedule meetings or events on the Jewish holidays!” So says a meme that has circulated widely before about the dates for Rosh Hashanah, Yom … more
Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year! Jewish Rhode Island does not list information regarding specific services and schedules. This year, we contacted all the synagogues, temples and congregational groups and asked about in-person and virtual services as well as if tickets will be required. What follows is the current information from those who responded along with current contact information from all known synagogues, temples and groups in our coverage area. more
“Sephardi Voices: The Forgotten Exodus of the Arab Jews,”by Henry Green and Richard Stursberg, is a window into the experiences of Middle Eastern and North African Jewish communities and … more
“Dinners with Ruth” (Simon & Schuster, Sept. 13, 2022) charts an extraordinary friendship between two impressive women. Though the outline of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life is well known, there is much to learn about the life of Nina Totenberg, 78. Her father was a famous violinist, her mother a Brown University-educated woman who knew Eleanor Roosevelt and Totenberg herself a college dropout who started out as a reporter in Boston.  more
Help your organization prepare for the High Holy Days at a security training led by Napoleon “Nappy” Brito, manager of community security at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. The training will take place Sept. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. in person at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. It’s free and open to the community. Brito recently joined the Alliance and brings over 44 years of experience in security and law enforcement to the job. He said the training is aimed at increasing building security and safety during the upcoming holidays. For example, he will discuss what the greeters and ushers in synagogues should look for and “how to speak to people they have never met during the high holidays.” more
This article originally appeared on Kveller. The month of Elul is here! It’s a time leading up to Rosh Hashanah when we have the opportunity to tune in to our spiritual concerns, reflect on … more
Rabbi Talya Weisbard Shalem has an impressive collection of kippot. In addition to the rainbow one she wore during a recent interview, she brought along three others that matched her purple … more
The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association was chartered in 1951 and is the oldest nonprofit Jewish historical society in continuous operation in the United States. RIJHA’s mission is to … more
RIVERSIDE – On Aug. 17, 2022, the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (RIIC) hosted a dinner and networking event to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its founding. RIIC was founded … more
What would inspire an assimilated American Jewish combat pilot to help found an air force for a country that did not yet exist? On Sept. 14, co-authors who were featured in Nancy Spielberg’s … more
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