Coronavirus: In our community
The Conversation

How is the coronavirus impacting your life?

Friday, April 17

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted virtually every aspect of our lives, so we felt it was the right topic for this month's "The Conversation." "The Conversation” features two perspectives on a single topic that we feel has meaning to our community. We’ve asked two community members to share their perspectives on coronavirus and how it has impacted them. …
Our Organizations

Emergency relief campaign helping community in need

Sunday, May 3

The Emergency Relief and Recovery Campaign has raised close to $200,000 (as of press time) to benefit members of the community who find themselves in need of assistance in these challenging …

Jewish Alliance and JCC offer virtual programming

Sunday, April 5

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and the Dwares JCC are finding ways to continue to provide the community with a variety of services. The Alliance’s “COVID-19 Updates” page (at provides information on the status of Alliance programs, helpful links to local resources, and ways to take advantage of educational and cultural opportunities while remaining at home.

Coronavirus: Around the world
News Briefs

Israel will be under lockdown for Memorial and Independence Days

Wednesday, April 22

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel will go into emergency lockdown on the country’s Memorial and Independence days in an effort to tamp down the coronavirus crisis, raising an outcry from bereaved …

Berlin Holocaust remembrance event hacked with anti-Semitic messages and images

Wednesday, April 22

(JTA) — An online Holocaust remembrance event coordinated by Israel’s embassy in Berlin was hacked with vulgar anti-Semitic images and messages.Monday evening’s memorial event, a …

Businessmen, spin doctors and journalists make last-ditch bid to save UK Jewish papers

Wednesday, April 22

(JTA) – Two weeks ago, the owners of the United Kingdom’s top two Jewish newspapers described their plans to dissolve the publications as a sad, inescapable consequence of the coronavirus …

Brooklyn Hasidic neighborhoods see spike in at-home deaths during coronavirus crisis

NEW YORK (JTA) – Two Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhoods that have been hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic have seen a sharp rise in people dying at home, according to a new data …

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