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Meet the real-life rabbi in the synagogue scene of ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

Thursday, May 4

Rabbi Michael Wolk was nervous when he stepped foot onto his synagogue’s bimah in May 2021 – but not because his congregation was returning to in-person prayer after a pandemic …

Watch the video: Pickleball league draws a crowd at JCC

PROVIDENCE – By 7 a.m., the members of the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center pickleball league are already brandishing their paddles. Every Wednesday morning, while most Rhode Islanders are debating whether to hit the snooze button, these players have worked up a sweat on the court, whacking balls over the net while calling out, “Nice volley!”

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Pets 2023!
From Jewish Rhody Media
Breaking the glass

Jewish Rhody Media's podcast explores multifaith relationships

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Intermarriage. It’s been whispered about for years. Who we marry and their faith or spirituality can divide families and communities.  But intermarriage is growing. “Breaking the Glass,” a new six-episode podcast from Jewish Rhody Media, will explore multifaith relationships. With religious engagement in decline and polarization becoming more common, podcast producer and host Emma Newbery talked to people who are making these relationships work despite challenges and the experts who are helping …
Podcast: Episode Six

Listen to all six episodes

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Editor's column

Community journalism is more important than ever

By receiving and reading Jewish Rhode Island, you are helping support one slice of community journalism. And that’s important. It doesn’t matter whether you agree or disagree with …

A shout-out to the precious right of freedom of speech

Teens learn to advocate for a better world

Yes, ‘Fran was at camp’ – with no regrets

2023 and me: Time to reconnect with family

This Hanukkah, spread the light

This month's print issue

Sheldon Kaplan, 82

Wednesday, May 17

Julius Levine, 94

Wednesday, May 17

Dorothy Brier, 93

Tuesday, May 16

Leonore Sones

Tuesday, May 16

Michael Stillman, 74

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Ina Krasny, 88

Tuesday, May 16

Dorothy Licht, 101

Monday, May 15

Stephen Shenfield, 72

Friday, May 5

Roger Gross, 77

Sunday, April 30

April 18, 2020, the day of my granddaughter Clara’s Bat Mitzvah, dawned with a surprise blanket of heavy, wet, soon-to-melt snow covering southern New England. Rabbi Toba Spitzer took her …
Israel at 75: Still in my heart

Back in the summer of 2014, I began my column for what was then called The Jewish Voice with the following words: “I confess that I am a liberal Zionist.  I am proudly pro-Israel.  …

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Other news

We need to see the humanity in all people

PROVIDENCE – About 80 people from diverse communities across Rhode Island attended a statewide summit on May 16 that focused on hate: what it looks like in our state, what’s contributing …

Letter writing collected in new book

Author to discuss Tree of Life mass shooting at June 11 program  

The Teverow Fund: A gift that keeps on giving

Israeli Independence Day at the R.I. State House

Bus to bring Rhode Islanders to NYC for Celebrate Israel Parade June 4

D'var Torah

What is Lag B’Omer anyway?

Thursday, May 4

Monday and Tuesday, May 8-9, brings one of the oddest holidays of the Jewish year. Lots of people can tell you that Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the counting of the omer (didn’t you …

Letters to the Editor

Tribute to Rabbi Marc and Jackie Mandel

Thursday, May 4

It is with a heavy heart that our family bids adieu to Rabbi Marc and Jackie Mandel and family. Faithful stewards of the Touro Synagogue in Newport for over a decade, the Mandels touched the lives of …


Seasonal surprise perfect for Shavuot

Thursday, May 4 – You can almost feel spring in the air, and with the warmer weather come delicious, delectable foods. From casseroles to fresh fruits and wholesome vegetables, a change of season …