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NEWPORT – On Aug. 20, two historic letters were read aloud at Touro Synagogue, marking the 76th anniversary of this moving community ceremony. During each of these years, the audience has … more
A representative of Rhode Island’s Jewish community was in the visitor’s gallery on July 19, when Israeli President Isaac Herzog addressed the U.S. Congress. Harris Chorney, chair of … more
PROVIDENCE – Rachel Cohn became the director of youth education and engagement at Temple Emanu-El a year ago. As she enters her second year at the temple, she is excited about major additions … more
In May, I was granted the gift of taking a Birthright trip to the homeland of Israel. The 40 people in my Birthright group were other students from the University of Rhode Island, as well as … more
This story starts on a dark and stormy afternoon – and at first I thought it would end with a sinking feeling and a “glug.” It began as I was backing out of my driveway in … more
Growing up in the suburbs of New York City, my family would frequently vacation in the foothills of the Catskills Mountains, an area commonly referred to as the Borscht Belt. An hour’s … more
PROVIDENCE – On June 9-10, Temple Emanu-El’s LGBTQ+ affinity group, TEQ, hosted a remarkable weekend. The event featured Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, the esteemed Scholar in Residence for Trans … more
The 37th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic took place on June 19 at the Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club in Middletown. Golfers took advantage of a nice day on the links and a chance to raise funds to … more
The Holocaust Stamps Project , which collected 11 million stamps in memory of both Jewish and non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust, will go on display in its new home in Pennsylvania on June 11. … more
Elihay Skital will share his journey from religious gay man in Israel to acceptance and freedom, on Wednesday evening, June 7. As Pride Month begins, Skital, the Israeli shaliach (emissary) to … more
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