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NEW YORK (JTA) – Edgar Bronfman, the billionaire former beverage magnate and leading Jewish philanthropist, died December 21. more
URI Hillel students and staff member Aaron Guttin will travel to Oklahoma City, January 5-12 on an Alternative Break Trip with the Jewish Disaster Response Corps to rebuild homes destroyed in the May 2013 tornadoes. Pictured here are Arielle Weston, … more
eft: Daniel Malin, left, from Portsmouth, and Matan Graff, Rhode Island community shaliach (Israeli emissary), participated in a Birthright trip mid-December. They are shown standing next to the State of Rhode Island seal at the JFK memorial … more
Lisa Davis has always dreamed about running a bakery. She’s finally on her way to transforming ambition into reality. Self-taught, Davis grew up baking. As a tween, every Friday and Saturday night, she’d make bread or croissants with some help … more
Dr. Judith Lynn Stillman, a renowned concert pianist, is someone who enhances the lives of those around her and believes in good causes. A Julliard-trained musician and professor of music at Rhode Island College, Stillman has helped thousands of … more
The Summer Canteen Saturday night dances, sponsored by the East Side Jewish Community Center on Sessions Street (roughly where the small playground and community gardens are now – for reference, the driveways to the old parking lot are still … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Bill Richardson, the former U.N. ambassador known for his efforts to release American captives overseas, called on President Obama to free Jonathan Pollard immediately. more
(JTA) – Cuban Jewish leaders who met with Alan Gross said the imprisoned American-Jewish contractor “was in better spirits.” Havana community President Adela Dworkin and vice president David Prinstein met with Gross on the last day of … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to speak in person to the biennial meeting of the Union for Reform Judaism. The announcement was made Tuesday, a day before the start of the conference, which was scheduled … more
Rabbi Naftali Karp knows how to incorporate fun and food into a meaningful experience by bringing snacks to any study session he leads. Be it Partners in Torah, the Sunday night program he runs with Project Shoresh; Lunch and Learn, the Tuesday … more
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