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The leadership of Camp JORI announced on May 27 that after careful consideration, the Jewish overnight camp will not open for the 2020 season.“We worked really hard to make it work; we tried,” camp co-director Kara Liberman told Jewish Rhode Island. “There just wasn’t a way to open camp safely.” more
Or Cohen, the Jewish Agency’s shlichah (emissary) to the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island for the past year, has been selected to join the iFellows, a program for Israeli educators in … more
The Tamarisk Farm to Table Garden has been planted! Residents of the assisted living community in Warwick are looking forward to fresh, healthful  vegetables and fruits all summer. more
CRANSTON – Touro Fraternal Association recently delivered a catered dinner for 140 front-line workers fighting the COVID-19 battle daily at The Miriam Hospital, in Providence. The dinner was … more
On Friday, May 8, 2000 local children began receiving Kosher Grab-and-Go breakfasts and lunches from Ahava Catering, at Congregation Beth Sholom, in Providence through a program of the Providence … more
Whenever and wherever I travel, I enjoy walking and taking photos. The past few months have allowed me to see my own neighborhood in a new light. I now appreciate it more than ever. Friends and … more
On March 14, the day we announced the temporary closure of the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center and that the Alliance’s operations would move online, I was speaking to a close friend and fellow nonprofit CEO. I shared with him that we would be closing and that I was relieved we had made the decision. He said something in that moment that has stuck with me throughout the last two-and-a-half months.  “This was the easy decision,” he said. “Reopening is going to be so much harder.” more
“How can I help?”  Those are the words Dr. Michael Fine used to open a recent telephone interview – words that he thinks many of us should be saying. Fine, previously the … more
Larry Berman is the communications director for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Raised in Woonsocket, he now lives in Cumberland with Beth a preschool teacher at Providence Hebrew Day … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island are heartbroken and angered by the death of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in … more
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