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(New York Jewish Week via JTA) – It was the best of Twitter. It was the worst of Twitter. During the long agonizing hours of last Saturday evening, during which a rabbi and three congregants were held against their will at a Dallas-area synagogue, social media performed perhaps as its creators and optimists always thought it would. It was a community of caring, with users posting prayers, sharing their distress and comforting one another. They sent messages of hope to the Jews trapped in the building and words of gratitude to the responders gathered outside. more
PROVIDENCE – The Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center is looking forward to its next chapter, with Wendy Joering as the new executive director. more
(JTA) – All four hostages at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area were declared “out alive and safe” by Texas Governor Greg Abbott at 9:33 p.m. CST on Saturday following a terrifying 12-hour standoff with an armed assailant in an unfolding saga that terrified Jews worldwide. more
"Oh, Neal? He’s a really nice guy.” That’s what everybody says about Neal Drobnis, a soft-spoken 64-year-old with wavy hair and conspicuous height – and it only takes about five seconds in his company to see why. Niceness seems to emanate from Drobnis, along with pleasantries and avuncular chuckles. … more
Are you looking for a way to support the local Jewish community in perpetuity, to create a legacy in a place you care so much about? As you think about your hopes for the future, consider creating … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Community Microgrants Initiative has funded two individual and four collaborative projects during its first round. Felice Winograd and Amy … more
PROVIDENCE – Two years after the idea was conceived, the Jewish Roots Project is now complete. The sculpture, shaped like a tree and encrusted in glass “gems,” now hangs prominently in the entryway of the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center. Each gem is unique, the creation of a Rhode Islander sometime during the pandemic. … more
Temple Emanu-El and the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island are offering four levels of Hebrew Conversation in virtual sessions that begin in January. The eight-session classes are suitable … more
Super Sunday is the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s biggest fundraising day of the year – and this year’s event proved to be a tremendous success! The Alliance had set … more
PROVIDENCE – When you think of the “Old World,” what comes to mind? Cobblestone streets and ornate stone buildings? Castles and grand balls? Sometimes we forget about a dire … more
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