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PROVIDENCE – Before coming to the United States, I had heard a little about Thanksgiving. As a kid, I loved watching American TV shows and movies. Every year, I used to see the characters celebrating the holiday, gathering around the table as one … more
JERUSALEM, Israel – This year I was fortunate to make a second pilgrimage to Israel in order to celebrate the annualSigd holiday of Ethiopian Jewry and to study with several qessotch, the priests who are its traditional spiritual leaders. more
This song is instantly recognizable to us, but what do we know of its origins? In fact, it took a couple of hundred years to travel from an Eastern European Hasidic shtetl to the international world stage. That incredible journey is featured in … more
As has been discussed, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah fall on the same date this year – Thursday, November 28. It has also been established that this is indeed a rare event. But let’s take a closer look at this seemingly random … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is holding a statewide Camp and Israel Fair on Sunday, November 17, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Local, national and international representatives will be available to answer questions, offer incentives … more
Elmer Bendiner was a navigator in a B-17 during WW II. He tells this story of a World War II bombing run over Kassel, Germany, and the unexpected result of a direct hit on their gas tanks.
“Our B-17, the Tondelayo, was barraged by flak from … more
Join fellow NextGeners (22 – 45) for Vodka Latke, our annual Hanukkah celebration and the launch of (401)j, our new NextGen collaborative. more
Sixty-eight women from Hadassah North East came together at a Leadership Retreat, November 15-17, at the Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox, Mass. The 24th Hadassah National president, Nancy Fulchuk, ignited the leaders in attendance. Rhode Island was … more
I was born on the aptly named Verndale Avenue. My mother pushed the wicker carriage down the street into Roger Williams Park, where I stared at the statues, the stately trees, the ponds and the aviaries, the museums and the yellow brick botanical … more
Fall in New England brings an assortment of colors, cool crisp air and the smell of apple pie baking in the oven. Along with these, there is also a decrease in temperature, shorter days and increased darkness, both inside and out. These conditions, … more
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