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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
There are so many elements to being Jewish: religion, community, culture, friendship, experience, food, etc. My Birthright Israel trip with the University of Rhode Island Hillel let me experience … more
NEWPORT – The packed audience at Touro Synagogue was engrossed on Aug. 21 as two eloquent speakers celebrated, in unique ways, the exchange of letters in 1790 between the Hebrew Congregation of Newport and George Washington, the newly elected president of the United States of America. more
Since he had already met teenagers from Rhode Island, the new shaliach (Israeli emissary) for Rhode Island was delighted to be considered for the position here. As a member of an Israeli chapter … more
Doug Emanuel blows the shofar July 11 to kick off the 36th annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic at Lake of Isles Golf Course in North Stonington, Connecticut. Twenty-five foursomes played the 18-hole … more
After a memorable and uplifting Shavuot, Project Shoresh kicked off the summer with its annual Young Professionals Barbecue. Men and women ages 25-45 from Providence got together in the scenic … more
TAUNTON – On June 17, members of Congregation Agudath Achim met to light the Shabbat candles and to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. “I want the LGBTQ+ community to know that there is a safe space for them,” said Colman Reaboi, cantor and spiritual leader. more
For almost 10 years, Project Shoresh has sponsored its Partners in Torah Night! program.  For one hour each week, “study-buddies” meet for informal exploration of Jewish topics and … more
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