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On Wednesday, May 25, Providence Hebrew Day School’s fourth and fifth graders took a field trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. Students participated in a hands-on agricultural … more
On June 12, Israeli Hila Pe’er will give an inspiring Zoom presentation on the many achievements of the Israeli LGBTQ+ community and its goals for the future. The LGBTQ+ community has made … more
PROVIDENCE – On May 27, five gubernatorial candidates gathered at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center to discuss poverty and inequality in Rhode Island. The candidates offered … more
PROVIDENCE – The Providence Hebrew Day School’s Amudim Awards dinner will be held on June 19 in the Victor and Gussie Baxt Social Hall at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community … more
NEW BEDFORD – Tifereth Israel Synagogue marked its 100th anniversary with a joyous three-day celebration in May. “It’s amazing … for this community to still have such vibrancy,” said Judy Brown, a longtime member, as were her parents.  “And with such a sense of community, and dedication to Judaism, for 100 years, it’s just incredible.” more
PROVIDENCE – On May 19, New York Times opinion columnist Bret Stephens helped reopen the JCC to in-person programming for the first time in more than two years when he spoke on “A … more
The Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund (WAEF) has awarded grants totaling $8,800 to the following programs for 2022: Rhode Island Camp JORI: professional development/staff training to … more
In my article in the last issue of Jewish Rhode Island, I asked whether there is something essentially Jewish about making pilgrimages to Jewish sites, as well as other religious and secular … more
(JTA) – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s Jewish president who has been leading his country during the Russian invasion that began in late February, has been named to Time magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Zelenskyy was listed in the “leaders” category, and his entry was written by U.S. President Joe Biden. more
For 1,500 miles, Karen Krinsky drove her new truck up the interstate, wondering what she had gotten herself into. She had never run a food truck before. She’d never made ice cream, much less vegan ice cream. All Krinsky knew on that fateful day in 2010 was that she had just purchased a sizable used vehicle, and now she had to drive it from Boynton Beach, Florida, to Providence, Rhode Island. more
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