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Touro Fraternal Association provides meal for Miriam front-line workers

Friday, June 5

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 …
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Kosher meals available for children under 18

Friday, June 5

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 …

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2 major Brooklyn Reform synagogues in merger talks as COVID-19 pandemic cuts into revenue

Tuesday, June 2

(JTA) – As the COVID-19 pandemic forces businesses and organizations to lay off employees and close up shop, two historic Reform synagogues in Brooklyn are entering merger discussions to …

Masa participants will be able to enter Israel despite border closure due to the coronavirus

Tuesday, June 2

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Participants in the Masa Israel Journey program, an umbrella organization for gap-year experiences in Israel, will be able to enter Israel from other countries despite …

Commercial flights will not resume to Israel until at least mid-July

Tuesday, June 2

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Commercial flights will not resume to Israel until mid-July at the earliest, according to the head of Ben Gurion Airport.Shmuel Zakaim, the airport’s managing director, …

As colleges go virtual, students instead are heading to Israel on gap year programs

(JTA) — Hadara Bilsky thought she’d spend her first semester of college making friends in her dorm, having discussions with professors and students in class, and attending Shabbat services at …

Virtual living

Jewish shows, films worthy of binge-watching – or not

Sunday, May 3

I’m not a fan of self-isolating, but I’m living it as best I can. Still, as an extrovert, I miss my friends, my coworkers and the constant human activity of “normal” …

R.I. Jewish Historical Association is keeping busy so you can too

Thursday, April 30

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 …

Strategies for staying positive

Thursday, April 30

We live in a society that actually promotes loneliness and isolation. That seems like an oxymoron because we are all so busy going places and getting involved in activities – but that does not …

Share your resources

Thursday, March 19

What have you been doing online? Cooking, cleaning, prepping for Pesach? Let's share our best resources for getting through life at home together. Everyone has a favorite website, link, movie or maybe it's just a place with calming music. Comment on this story or send your information in an email to