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  Olympic gold medalist leads U.S. delegation at Maccabiah opening Olympic gold medalist leads U.S.delegation at Maccabiah opening   RAMAT GAN, Israel – When swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale heard his name announced recently as … more
(JTA) – In a new study, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 89 percent of Jews say, “Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.” Compare that to 72 percent among Americans with no religious affiliation, and 63 percent … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The election for Massachusetts governor is still 16 months away – too soon to know what the issues are or who the viable candidates will be. But apparently it’s never too soon for tikkun olam, repairing the world. more
PAWTUCKET  – Otilia (Tanya) Plungyan was the youngest of six children born July 13, 1913 to a modest merchant and his wife. more
PROVIDENCE – With the new Jewish year of 5774 starting next month and a new school year fast approaching, we’re taking the opportunity to rename and redesign the newspaper with this issue.  We think these changes will help make the newspaper … more
PROVIDENCE – Adam Tilove, the new Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island head of school, is relieved that Providence has good pizza. He riffed about pizza and talked seriously about JCDS with The Jewish Voice shortly after he, his wife Marni … more
PROVIDENCE – Lions of Judah women who participated in the mission to Cuba (Seehttp://preview.tinyurl.com/myfh4dw, “On a mission to Cuba, with the JDC,” by Susan Leach DeBlasio, in the April 26 issue) attended a reunion at the home of Larry and … more
KIBBUTZ GESHER, Israel  – Don’t let anyone tell you that time and distance will harm the closeness of our community! Just the opposite, I say; sometimes it shows the importance of maintaining our communities’ relations, and can even make them … more
KINGSTON – This fall, Aaron Guttin, 23, is going back to school – again. But this time, he heads to the campus of the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, where he will serve URI Hillel as its Jewish student life coordinator. more
PROVIDENCE – Although I stare at my computer screen in the comforts of my home, I see myself walking between glass display cases filled with thousands and thousands of shoes. more
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