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One day in 2008, Noah Lubin walked into an art gallery in Jerusalem. He was feeling “brazen.” He knew the place, at least from the outside. He’d walked past the display window many times.  But on this day, he happened to be carrying a portfolio of his artwork. He knew he shouldn’t go in. This wasn’t how artists met art dealers. more
On the first night of Hanukkah, people from around greater Rhode Island enjoyed fun and food in Biltmore Park in downtown Providence. The "Hanukkah Spectaculah" included a menorah lighting, arts and … more
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, about two dozen local business and government leaders met to discuss the growing problem of antisemitism in Rhode Island and what measures can be taken to fight it. The conversation took place at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. The leaders, invited to the table by Alliance President and CEO Adam Greenman, acknowledged the increase in antisemitic incidents over the last year and put their collective heads together to discuss how Rhode Islanders can join in the fight to counter this rise in hatred. more
The historian John F. Sears will lecture in person and on Zoom at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, from 1-2:30 p.m. about Eleanor Roosevelt’s advocacy for the Jews of Europe before and … more
Israeli films and television series shed light on the numerous ways in which Israelis act out their Jewishness. After many decades of distinctly secular Israeli cinema, in recent years a broad … more

"Breaking the Glass" features couples who were raised in different religions from their partner, and the community leaders who are fighting for a place for these couples in religious and cultural communities. This first episode introduces you to the guests in this series and gives an overview of the obstacles they face. 

For multifaith couples, meeting the parents can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it’s also a chance to observe how religions and traditions diverge and overlap. In the second episode, "Breaking the News, Pt. 1," hear from couples and experts alike as they detail their experiences with partners’ families and with their own, sharing their happiness and the challenges they faced when their multifaith relationships started to get serious.

In the third episode, "Breaking the News, Pt. 2" surveys the institutional responses to multifaith marriage that have cast it into the corners of communal life for far too long.

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Nearly 100 people gathered Saturday night [Dec. 3] at Rhode Island Spirits to celebrate the launch of “Breaking the Glass,” an in-depth exploration of multifaith relationships produced and reported by Jewish Rhody Media’s Emma Newbery. The first three of six episodes were released Dec. 1. Three more episodes will be released every two weeks, beginning Dec. 15. more
Podcast producer Emma Newbery ceremonially breaks the glass to launch the podcast series "Breaking the Glass" while Alliance President and CEO Adam Greenman looks on. more
For four decades, Patricia Raskin has delighted in interviewing people and turning those interviews into columns and broadcast and internet radio shows. Raskin, who is a columnist for Jewish Rhode … more
The students at the Providence Hebrew Day School gathered recently to express their gratitude to Mr. Elliott for being the crossing guard at the corner of Elmgrove Avenue and Savoy Street for the … more
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