Becoming a rebbetzin

Wednesday, July 1

(JTA) – Samantha Zerin headed home from a Yiddish class she had taught as part of her synagogue’s adult education program on the evening of Dec. 19 and knew her life was about to change. …

Dr. Michael Fine: ‘This is the time for all good people to come to the aid of their country’

Friday, June 5

“How can I help?”  Those are the words Dr. Michael Fine used to open a recent telephone interview – words that he thinks many of us should be saying. Fine, previously the …
At the Dwares JCC

Reopening slowly and safely

Friday, June 5

On March 14, the day we announced the temporary closure of the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center and that the Alliance’s operations would move online, I was speaking to a close friend and fellow nonprofit CEO. I shared with him that we would be closing and that I was relieved we had made the decision. He said something in that moment that has stuck with me throughout the last two-and-a-half months.  “This was the easy decision,” he said. “Reopening is going to be so much harder.”
Editor's column

Keeping up with the news

In past years, July marked the beginning of the lazy, hazy days of summer. Warm temperatures and the vacation season sent us outdoors to crowd parks and beaches. Sneak a day off from work to go to a …

Hope amid the horrors

Just another day in quarantine

We are down, but not out

Will spring be the same this year?

Do you remember?

This month's print issue

Dale Salmanson, 70

Monday, June 29

Louise Moss, 87

Monday, June 29

William Hoffman, 72

Monday, June 29

Renee Flink, 90

Monday, June 29

Marion Finklestein, 91

Monday, June 29

H. Jack Feibelman, 99

Monday, June 29

Barry Cohen, 88

Monday, June 29

Frances Agronick, 90

Wednesday, June 17

America is broken; our country has become the “Dis-united States.” We routinely pledge allegiance to “one nation … indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” …
Our three Israels

Many, if not most, of us American Jews carry in our heads and hearts a sense of three separate but interrelated Israels: Am Yisrael, the people of Israel – that is, all Jews everywhere; Eretz …

Other news

JCS continues to serve Rhode Island

The building at 1165 North Main St. may be closed to visitors and clients, but the folks at Jewish Collaborative Services have remained active and continue serving the community throughout the …

Alliance’s COVID-19 emergency campaign makes immediate impact

Nancy Katz bringing her community-infused artwork to the JCC – and you can help

Beth Sholom finds a home at JCC

Alliance ‘zooms’ through annual meeting

JCC sponsors Summer Food Service Program for Children

Remember the Past

Remembrances of lost pleasures

Friday, June 5

A few months ago, I began this column with a lament for some of the pleasures of life that are now gone, like rolled beef and Benny’s, and with happy memories of some of the good in the old …

A street, a venue, apartment houses: The story behind their names

Friday, July 3

In the years of my youth, I often wondered why streets had the names they did. Of course, I knew that famous people and historic events were memorialized in that way, but not all street names …


AIPAC cancels next year’s policy conference

Friday, June 5

(JTA) – AIPAC has canceled its 2021 policy conference, citing the “continued uncertainties created by the COVID-19 pandemic.”Betsy Korn, the president of the American Israel Public …


A passion for baking and babka

Friday, July 3

When Tel Aviv native Guy Hanuka enrolled at Johnson & Wales University, he was already an experienced baker. Hanuka graduated from JWU last year with an Associate of Sciences degree in Baking …