High Holy Days

The High Holy Days 2020: ‘There are lots of ways to access our tradition’

Friday, August 7

Whether you plan to pray online for the High Holy Days this year, or to dip apples in honey and hear the blasts of the shofar in temple, the Jewish New Year will arrive at sunset on Friday, Sept. …

Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman is the new leader of Temple Habonim

Friday, August 7

Howard Voss-Altman is settling into his new role as rabbi of Temple Habonim, in Barrington. No stranger to Rhode Island, Voss-Altman was the senior rabbi at Temple Beth-El, in Providence, for five years.

Now you can Walk to Israel with Project Shoresh

Friday, August 7

Project Shoresh, a Providence-based organization that helps Jews connect to their roots, is participating in “Walk to Israel,” a fundraiser organized by Olami, a global Jewish organization with similar goals. The fundraiser was designed to mobilize Jewish communities worldwide and promote healthful outdoors activities, while also supporting local Jewish organizations.
In the schools

JCDS adapts to the age of COVID-19

Friday, August 7

BY JOHN LANDRY Since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island in March, the school has been adjusting to the new safety requirements while continuing to …

PHDS looks to a safe opening

Friday, August 7

Providence Hebrew Day School makes student safety of paramount importance. To that end we have been following the guidelines of the governor and Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) for all …
Editor's column

Embrace the new normal – for now

I wish I could assure you that this will be my last correspondence about life on hold. But I’m pretty sure there will be more in the months to come. Regular readers might notice that from my …

Keeping up with the news

Hope amid the horrors

Just another day in quarantine

We are down, but not out

Will spring be the same this year?


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Monday, July 27

My wife and I had known for well over a year that our granddaughter Clara was going to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, in Newton, Massachusetts, this past April 18, just two …
Fixing broken America

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.” …

Remember the Past

Providence JCCs from years gone by

Friday, August 7

Before the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center opened its doors on Elmgrove Avenue in Providence, there was a JCC on Sessions Street – which replaced the JCC at 65 Benefit …


As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Boston’s Jewish community unveils a memorial to its victims

Monday, July 20

BOSTON (JTA) – The coronavirus pandemic is still unfolding, but a permanent memorial to its Jewish victims has already gone up in Boston. The city’s Jewish community unveiled a memorial …


Give brisket a warm-weather makeover

Friday, August 7

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. When I was growing up, I knew brisket as an island of meat in a sea of sweet brownish-red sauce with carrot-plank buoys. Every holiday, this was …