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Temple Beth-El’s 11th Annual Golf/Tennis and Pickleball Tournament took place on Aug. 9 at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. Twenty-five foursomes enjoyed a day on the links, while eight tennis … more
As the keeper of Rhode Island’s Jewish history these past 70 years, the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association (RIJHA) wants to preserve the community’s thoughts and memories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
NEWPORT – Audiences gathered both inside and outside the historic Touro Synagogue on Aug. 15 for the 74th annual commemoration of President George Washington’s letter and visit to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport in 1790. more
PROVIDENCE – Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism, says New York Times opinion writer Bret Stephens, who will speak on the subject on Oct. 19 at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community … more
Thanks to a generous gift from the Bernhardt Foundation, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is kicking off the new year with its Community Microgrants Initiative. The Alliance will award … more
(JTA) – Yom Kippur is arguably one of the most important days in the Jewish calendar. It is the Day of Atonement, a day for reflecting and repenting, where sins of the previous year are … more
(JTA) – Growing up in the temperamental weather of Denver, Colorado, it was not at all unusual to experience rain, high winds, heat waves or even snow on Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival … more
BY JEWISH RHODE ISLAND STAFF Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the start of school and the bright promise of the Jewish New Year! Jewish … more
My wife, Betsey, grew up in Andover, Massachusetts. Her paternal grandmother, Rose Shack, was probably the first Jew to graduate from its high school, in 1920, when the town’s population was … more
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