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Rabbi Laura Geller gave an entertaining talk about her book, “Getting Good at Getting Older,” during the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s Dor L’Dor Society’s … more
(JTA) – For the Jewish community, 2020 has been historic, turbulent and revelatory. The year began with 25,000 people, Jews and non-Jews, marching across the Brooklyn Bridge to take a stand … more
On Jan. 5, the Rhode Island General Assembly was due to begin a session unlike any other in the state’s history. In the midst of a global pandemic, and deep divides on the economy, race and … more
(JTA) Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel made the news Wednesday morning (Jan. 6) when Raphael Warnock, the Democrat who won one of two Georgia Senate elections Tuesday (Jan. 5), invoked the rabbi during … more
RootOne is an ambitious new initiative that aims to help bring tens of thousands of Jewish teens from the United States to Israel on immersive summer trips. Seeded by a $20-million gift from The … more
In an annual tradition, clergy of all faiths gathered Jan. 5 to call on Rhode Island legislators to fight against poverty. This year, rather than the State House rotunda, the venue was an online Zoom … more
Touro Fraternal Association recently provided 160 healthy lunches for Rhode Island Hospital front-line workers who have been treating COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic. Touro previously … more
Talk of conspiracy and collusion in politics may seem more rampant than ever before. But on Dec. 9, Jeff Rogg told a lively Zoom audience of congregants from Temple Shalom, in Middletown, that … more
Sarah Mack is the senior rabbi at Temple-Beth El, in Providence, where she has served since 2003, upon her ordination from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Mack also spent a year studying at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, in Jerusalem. more
(JTA) — There’s no sugarcoating it: 2020 was a difficult, trying, tragic year. But just because COVID-19 dominated the headlines and our personal lives, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any Jewish bright spots. Plenty of history was made, from a march of tens of thousands against anti-Semitism to a new kind of vaccine that Jewish doctors helped create, to a Jewish vice-presidential spouse. Here are some of the Jewish stories that helped distract us from the pain of the past year. more
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