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On April 1, David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, spoke on “The State of Antisemitism today and AJC’s Global Jewish Advocacy.” He covered rising anti-Semitism, … more
In response to community concerns about rising anti-Semitic incidents, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island has launched a web-based community anti-Semitism tracker. If you experience or … more
Arts Emanu-El and the Temple Emanu-El Providence Jewish Film Festival will present two documentaries about Italy during World War II, “Holy Silence” and “Syndrome K,” in … more
In April 2020, the Rhode Island Jewish community, like the rest of the state, country and world, was just beginning to figure out what the COVID-19 pandemic looked like and meant close to home. We … more
Nancy Cooperstein Charney, born, raised and schooled in Fall River, is an award-winning movie and theater director/producer. Cooperstein Charney, 81, is married to actor Jordan Charney. The couple … more
JTA – Following yet another Israeli election, voters are getting to know an unlikely kingmaker: Mansour Abbas, an Arab-Israeli lawmaker who might be the one to break Israel’s two-year … more
JTA – Yale will launch beginner Yiddish classes in the fall that will allow students to fulfill their language requirements, according to the Yale Daily News.Yiddish studies now offered at the … more
February, March and April usually give me multiple opportunities to remember my father, Ike. That’s because his yahrzeit (the 9th of Adar II or Adar I, depending on whether it’s a leap … more
“May you live in interesting times,” an apocryphal curse, certainly applies to the months since the election. Perhaps historians will find these months “interesting,” but … more
When Cantor Jeff Cornblatt opens a side door into Congregation B’nai Israel’s expansive synagogue in Woonsocket, visitors quickly become aware that the building is a gorgeous, confident, … more
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