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(JTA) — Nearly half of Americans don’t know what the phrase “anti-Semitism” means. That’s one takeaway from two surveys published Monday by the American Jewish … more
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Jews’ share of the population of Europe is as low now as it was 1,000 years ago and is declining even further, according to a landmark new demographic study. The study … more
(JTA) — Jews around the world are rightfully celebrating the historic and euphoric peace agreement between Israel and the UAE — and so are the Emiratis. In particular, Israelis are looking … more
Due to unforeseen problems with the boiler at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence, the building will be closed on Monday, Oct. 19. This includes the David C. Isenberg Early Childhood … more
(JTA) – If you’re in Arizona or Florida and a 585 area code pops up on your phone, you might want to answer: It could be a Jewish volunteer in Rochester, New York, whose mission it is to help you vote. The Greater Rochester Jewish Federation is one of a number of local and national Jewish organizations endeavoring to make sure eligible voters – Jewish and not – get to the polls. more
On Oct. 2, a group gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in downtown Providence to honor the memory of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Speakers included State Rep. Rebecca Kislak. … more
Mark Werner wants us to know that we can do more to support Israel than just writing a check. “Our obligation as Jews is to strengthen Israel,” Werner, a self-described Zionist and the son of a Holocaust survivor, said in a recent phone interview. “I believe Israel is very important for the protection of Jews around the world.”   more
In a survey of 1,200 Americans, the Capital Group, an investment manager, found that people are more comfortable talking about marital problems, mental illness, drug addiction, race, sex, politics … more
Barry Jay Schiff has been elected president of The Greater Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association (GPHFL). Schiff was integral in revitalizing Providence Hebrew Free Loan and strengthening the … more
Donor advised funds have quickly become one of the most popular charitable giving vehicles in the U.S., according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. In the first nine months of 2020 alone, … more
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