Roger Williams’ Legacy: Rhode Island’s Holy Places

Friday, October 2

As every resident knows and every visitor soon discovers, the Ocean State is blessed by an almost unimaginable array of holy places.  Touro, North America’s oldest surviving synagogue, first brought Betsey and me as summer visitors to Newport in 1983.  But even after living in Little Rhody for more than three decades, there are few pursuits I more enjoy than exploring our state’s synagogues, churches, and meetinghouses – especially with my camera.
Up Front

From podiatrist to science teacher to cantor

Friday, October 2

Cantor Dr. Joel Gluck was ordained by the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute in 2019. In 2020, the baritone became the spiritual leader at Bristol’s United Brothers Synagogue. Cantor Gluck is …
In the schools

Back to school for JCDSRI

Friday, October 2

The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island opened on Tuesday, Sept. 8 for full day, full week, in-person learning for students ages 3 through grade 5. It has been a truly magical start to …
Editor's column

A call to action: Make your voice heard

Do you have election fatigue? Left vs. right; accusations, fake news and lies; Russian and Chinese misinformation; sorting through mixed and confusing messages. Are you ready to shut down and …

Rosh Hashanah in the time of pandemic

Embrace the new normal – for now

Keeping up with the news

Hope amid the horrors

Just another day in quarantine


Charles Carter, 87

Tuesday, October 13

Harold Krasner, 95

Tuesday, October 13

Helene Sondler, 94

Tuesday, October 13

Barry Shaw, 76

Tuesday, October 13

Shirley Wasser, 95

Tuesday, October 13

Nancy Weintraub, 95

Tuesday, October 13

Ruben Zalcberg, 65

Tuesday, October 13

I have been a fan of Thomas L. Friedman ever since I read his 1989 book, “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” a perceptive, nuanced look at Israel’s involvement in the seemingly infinite …
Edgar Allan Poe foretold COVID-19

“The ‘Red Death’ had long devastated the country. No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous.  Blood was its Avatar and its seal – the redness and the horror of …

Other news

All programs cancelled Monday as JCC closes due to boiler problem

Due to unforeseen problems with the boiler at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence, the building will be closed on Monday, Oct. 19. This includes the David C. Isenberg Early Childhood …

Honoring RBG in Providence

Mark Werner sees a ‘tremendous need’ for volunteers on IDF bases  

RICI to present Sy Dill Mensch of the Year Award

Your old costume can bring joy to a child in Israel

Emanu-El to mark Simchat Torah with a unique walk

Remember the Past

A brief history of our JCC

Friday, October 2

The Jewish Welfare Board, the former national association of Jewish community centers, surveyed the facilities and programs of the Providence JCC, on Benefit Street, in 1934. Highlighted in the final …

Memories of the 1938 hurricane

Thursday, September 3

My cousin Gerry Allen, who lives in Israel, is a voracious reader. Recently, she called to tell me that she had just finished reading a book about the 1938 hurricane that decimated the Rhode Island …


Boston’s 118-year-old Jewish Advocate ceases publication

Wednesday, September 23

(JTA) — The Jewish Advocate, a 118-year-old newspaper in Boston founded by Theodor Herzl, is the latest victim of the coronavirus crisis.The weekly announced Wednesday that it will suspend …


‘The Great British Baking Show’ has a Jewish dessert problem

2 days ago

This article originally appeared in The Nosher. What is going on with “The Great British Baking Show”?! For the past two weeks of its eighth season, it has featured a Jewish baked …