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To celebrate the last day of school, June 17, all Providence Hebrew Day School students were invited to the home of Miriam Esther Weiner, their principal, to receive end-of-the-year treats.  … more
The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island held an outdoor graduation on June 12. Family members of the graduating fifth-graders attended in person while many friends, family and fans watched a … more
Twenty-four children returned to the David C. Isenberg Early Childhood Center (ECC) at the Dwares Jewish Community Center Monday. Following a plan submitted to Rhode Island Department of Human Services, screening including temperature checks takes place each morning more
On Tuesday, April 28, The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island will host the first session of its virtual book club. The first book to be discussed will be Yiftach Reicher Atir’s fiction novel, “The English Teacher” (Penguin Books, 2016), which tells the story of former Mossad agent, Rachel Goldschmitt. more
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Passover 2020 promises to be unlike anything most Jews have ever experienced. How do you have a seder when most states have mandated, and the best medical … more
BOSTON (JTA) – Miriam the Prophetess, Elijah the Prophet and the Four Questions take center stage among this spring’s crop of new Passover books for kids, penned by some of … more
COVID-19 has brought many changes to our daily routines. Because so much of Jewish life involves gathering together in prayer and fellowship, social distancing precautions pose particular challenges to the Jewish community. Local congregations have been working hard to meet those challenges, doing everything they can to maintain provide normalcy, solace and consistency. more
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been cancelled. Organizers hope to reschedule it at a later date with a similar program. more
Shabbat for me has never been about whether I turned the lights on or off, drove a car or refrained from caring for my vegetable garden. I love the many rituals and trappings of our Ashkenormative Shabbat – especially challah – but the 39 prohibitions, not so much. more
Rabbi Joshua Bolton, executive director of Brown RISD Hillel, oversees the vital connection between students and Judaism on the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Brown and RISD students are an active part of the East Side and College Hill neighborhoods of Providence. Hillel is housed in the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center on Brown Street in Providence. “Jewish growth is our focus,” Rabbi Bolton said in a recent interview in his office. “Enabling students to grow as Jews over their four years of college is important. We assume they are growing in other areas. We want to make sure folks understand that. There has never really been a better time to be a Jewish college student.” more
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