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On the weekend of Feb. 13, over 2,000 Jewish teens met on a virtual platform for the BBYO International Convention 2021. Forty-three of those teens came from the BBYO New England Region, made up of … more
On April 1, David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee, spoke on “The State of Antisemitism today and AJC’s Global Jewish Advocacy.” He covered rising anti-Semitism, … more
February, March and April usually give me multiple opportunities to remember my father, Ike. That’s because his yahrzeit (the 9th of Adar II or Adar I, depending on whether it’s a leap … more
High school and college students explored the truth of the oft-repeated phrase, “I’m not anti-Semitic, just anti-Zionist,” at a Dec. 9 webinar organized by StandWithUs New England … more
PROVIDENCE – The new Temple Emanu-El Providence Jewish Film Festival will show its second film, “Shared Legacies,” about the bond that grew between Blacks and Jews during the civil … more
(JTA) — There’s no sugarcoating it: 2020 was a difficult, trying, tragic year. But just because COVID-19 dominated the headlines and our personal lives, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any Jewish bright spots. Plenty of history was made, from a march of tens of thousands against anti-Semitism to a new kind of vaccine that Jewish doctors helped create, to a Jewish vice-presidential spouse. Here are some of the Jewish stories that helped distract us from the pain of the past year. more
During the summer, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island offered activity boxes to families, since most Jewish overnight camps were closed, leaving many families without summer Jewish … more
According to givingtuesday.org, Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day when people are encouraged to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that … more
Mark Werner wants us to know that we can do more to support Israel than just writing a check. “Our obligation as Jews is to strengthen Israel,” Werner, a self-described Zionist and the … more
On two occasions in October – once online and then in person – Brian Goldman, CEO of Big Blue Bug Solutions, in Providence, was awarded the Sy Dill Mensch of the Year Award by the Rhode … more
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