Nothing better than lunch with friends

Friday, November 6

Lunch around the table with friends was once the highlight of the day for many guests at the Kosher Senior Café at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, in Providence, and Temple Sinai, in Cranston. But COVID-19 changed all that.

7 reasons to give on Giving Tuesday

Friday, November 6

According to, Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day when people are encouraged to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that …
Super Sunday

Ready for Super Sunday!

Tuesday, November 17

Super Sunday is the biggest single fundraising day of the year for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. On Super Sunday the community joins together to raise the funds needed to support and …

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

Ending a dark year with the Festival of Lights

Putting together the annual “Year in Review” article every December is like taking a short trip down memory lane. It’s always an interesting exercise to take a look back at a year, …

Giving thanks during a November like no other

A call to action: Make your voice heard

Rosh Hashanah in the time of pandemic

Embrace the new normal – for now

Keeping up with the news


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“These are the times that try men’s souls,” wrote Thomas Paine in December 1776, during the dark days of our Revolutionary War, our fragile nation only 6 months old.  Today, …
‘The angry hopeful soul of America’

The day after William Jefferson Clinton was inaugurated as our 42nd president, on Jan. 20, 1993, I wrote a poem beginning with these words: “Maya Angelou read a poem/Yesterday, not any …

Other news

No swimmers here

The pool at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence is empty now. Both aquatics and the gym are closed until Dec. 14 in accordance with Rhode Island on Pause.

JCS annual meeting goes virtual

Award-winning short film is a timely look at friendship

You can help create the ‘Jewish Roots’ art installation from home

The Miriam still needs volunteers for vaccine testing

Noticing the unnoticed

Remember the Past

A Hanukkah present for you

Yesterday at 9:31 PM

BY GERALDINE S. FOSTER I was born on the first night of Hanukkah. So you may understand why I have a special affinity for this holiday, my other birthday, which we celebrated with songs and …

Letters to the Editor


Yesterday at 9:37 PM

The headline at the bottom of the November [2020] “Jewish Rhode Island” issue – “American Jews grapple with profound political shifts” – reminded me of a concern I …

Anti-Semitism or antisemitism?

Thursday, November 12

In response to the Sept. 4 article, “Despite pandemic, R.I. Coalition for Israel continues to battle anti-Semitism,” I wanted to point out the repeated, yet common, misspelling of word antisemitism. Though the hyphen has become familiar as accepted by many publications and software such as Microsoft Word, I have learned that the word “anti-Semitism” is a misnomer. 


5 Hanukkah food hacks to make your holiday dinner easy and delicious

Yesterday at 9:18 PM

This article originally appeared on Kveller. As the Festival of Lights approaches, you might be frying latkes and making applesauce in your dreams. The food is delicious and everyone is content …