Up Front

Meet Preston D. Neimeiser, Providence’s new rabbi

Monday, September 6

Preston D. Neimeiser has had a very busy year. On May 2, Neimeiser was ordained as a rabbi. On May 25, he married Victoria Litman. Two days later, Litman graduated from law school. Then, on June 1, the newlyweds moved to Providence, where Neimeiser began as the assistant rabbi of Temple Beth-El. All this … at the age of 27.
Community News

RIJHA wants to hear about your pandemic life

Monday, September 6

As the keeper of Rhode Island’s Jewish history these past 70 years, the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association (RIJHA) wants to preserve the community’s thoughts and memories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jewish Collaborative Services seeks volunteers

Monday, September 6

Pandemic. Unemployment. Social isolation. Times are still tough, and our neighbors in the Jewish community need more help than ever. Wishing you could do something? Well, you can. Jewish …

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Monday, September 13

Chutzpah! is a podcast exploring the personal side of leadership. In upcoming shows, host Adam Greenman sits down with innovators and leaders from across Rhode Island’s Jewish community to learn what true leadership means to them. Join us as we identify strengths, challenges and favorite moments, and discuss how human connection is what’s really behind the titles we hold. Full episodes coming this October.

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Editor's column

New year, new thought: Let’s embrace what’s good right now

Sometimes, when I sit down to write this column, I stare at a blank page on my computer screen and I wonder where to begin. My aim isn’t to be scholarly or to impart wisdom based on years of …

Precious memories, neatly boxed

Jewish Rhody Media: The future is here

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Our pets need to adjust to post-pandemic life too

Thoughts that bloom in April


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“Call me Ishmael.” This oft-quoted opening sentence from Herman Melville’s “Moby Dick” is a call to confusing ambiguity. Who is this Ishmael? Is he Melville …
Our dual identity

Our story as American Jews began in September 1654, when 23 Portuguese Jews from Recife, Brazil, arrived in New Amsterdam, now the city of New York. Ever since then, ours is the story of our double …

Other news

Meet the candidates in the sukkah

PROVIDENCE – The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island will host an informal discussion on Sept. 26 with the candidates running for former state Sen. Gayle Goldin’s seat, Dist. 3, Providence.

Israeli Paralympic swimmer wins gold

Smithfield High graduate wins Touro college grant

Pool Toss

Holocaust center creates planned-giving endowment fund

L’ Hitraot

Remember the Past

From generation to generation

Thursday, June 3

Seventy years ago, David Charak Adelman saw his idea for a new organization become a reality. For many years, Adelman had been collecting “Rhode Island Americana” – printed …

Letters to the Editor

Column kudos

Monday, September 6

Fran Ostendorf’s wonderful article “Precious memories, neatly boxed” (August 2021) won top kudos in our home – and heart. Her disinterred boxes, filled, in part, with old, …


Braised short ribs make a substantial holiday dish

Monday, September 6

BY RONNIE FEIN (JTA) – Some people think of short ribs as rustic fare. But they are an ideal choice for the High Holy Days – and not just because of the honey representing a sweet New …

Featured video

Watch the video: Liza Burkin is clearing a path for R.I. bicyclists

As Rhode Island emerges from COVID-19’s shadow, Burkin and her collaborators have big plans for the state capital.

“In Providence, we are so lucky,” she says. “Any city that was built before the car is inherently a good city for cycling.”

Burkin is excited about several major developments in self-powered transportation in Rhode Island.

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