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Jews and slavery in the Atlantic world of the American colonial era is the subject of the first program in Touro Synagogue Foundation’s Winter 2022 Judah Touro Program Series. Guest speaker, … more
Excavations in Israel can elicit protests and even lead to threats of war. I recall a time, decades ago, when I went to visit an American cousin who was spending the summer … more
Eliezer Marcus, who became the rabbi at Sha’arei Tefilla, in Providence, this past August, comes from a family of rabbis. “My father was a congregational rabbi in Toronto, Canada, for … more
Justin “Jay” Strauss is being posthumously inducted into the R.I. Aviation Hall of Fame on Nov. 19, 2022. He is being honored for his outstanding military career as well as his … more
PROVIDENCE – Erin Minior, president and chief executive officer of Jewish Collaborative Services, is retiring this month. Minior, who announced her plans to retire in February, has led JCS … more
The World Series is back in Providence. And no, it’s not that premier baseball event that many of you have been watching. We’re talking about the World Series of Food, at … more
Rabbi Talya Weisbard Shalem has an impressive collection of kippot. In addition to the rainbow one she wore during a recent interview, she brought along three others that matched her purple … more
The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association was chartered in 1951 and is the oldest nonprofit Jewish historical society in continuous operation in the United States. RIJHA’s mission is to … more
RIVERSIDE – On Aug. 17, 2022, the Rhode Island Israel Collaborative (RIIC) hosted a dinner and networking event to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its founding. RIIC was founded … more
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