Watch the video: Capt. Jonathan Kabak brings the past and present to the next generation of sailors

NEWPORT – Capt. Jonathan Kabak actually sounds like a captain. He speaks in a resonant baritone, and every sentence is clear and complete.

Walking on the deck of a replica 19th-century warship, Kabak exudes calm authority. He likes rigid timekeeping and the delegation of tasks, which are essential for a shipshape crew. But Kabak is also patient and good-humored, and it’s easy to see why students gravitate to him.

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Community News

Acclaimed Jewish a cappella group Six13 to perform at Temple Emanu-El

Sunday, May 8

PROVIDENCE  – Temple Emanu-El will host a performance by the award-winning vocal a cappella band Six13 on May 15 as part of Arts Emanu-El and the temple’s Spring …

N.Y. Times writer Bret Stephens to speak at the JCC on May 19

Sunday, March 6

In an interview with Jewish Rhode Island in September 2021, Bret Stephens called anti-Zionism the new antisemitism. He said anti-Zionism is the 21st-century equivalent of antisemitism, explaining …
From Jewish Rhody Media

Watch the video: Homemade macaroons

Who loves a sweet treat that tastes a bit like cardboard, is packed with preservatives, makes your mouth dry and comes from a can? I sure don’t!

And yet, I’m sure we’re all very familiar with this classic Passover dessert: coconut macaroons from a can. I’ve had my fair share of these store-bought cookies after my family’s seder.

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Breakout Sessions: Why Do We Hate?

Welcome to one of the Breakout Sessions from Jewish Rhody Media, where we take conversations further and think more deeply with the guests who join us behind the mic.

Introducing: Breakout Sessions – Why Do We Hate?

Welcome to one of the Breakout Sessions from Jewish Rhody Media, where we take conversations further and think more deeply with the guests who join us behind the mic. Coming May 6th.

Episode 10: Alan Litwin

Episode 10 closes out the first season of Chutzpah! Alan Litwin, managing director of KLR, discusses his career trajectory with host Adam Greenman. Alan and Adam share their thoughts on the …
Editor's column

Getting back to normal

I spent a beautiful and enriching weekend in Connecticut recently, kvelling as my niece led a full congregation in worship as a Bat Mitzvah. No matter that Rosie is 15, the rabbi told us. She had …

Celebrating freedom … with an eye on the news

Helping our brethren in Ukraine

Keep up with those connections

This month's print issue

Shirley Payton, 95

Monday, May 2

Leonard Pearlman, 91

Monday, May 2

Eleanor Dain, 89

Tuesday, April 19

Barry Dores, 74

Tuesday, April 19

The Jan. 22, 2021, issue of The New York Times includes an article by Corey Kilgannon titled, “Michael Cohen’s Prison of Choice: Well-known to Jewish Offenders.” The article …
Revisiting ‘Walk on Water’

I first saw the Israeli film “Walk on Water” on a rainy weekend afternoon back in May of 2005, at the Avon, on Thayer Street in Providence.  I left the theater somewhat confused, but …

Other news

Arts Emanu-El to screen 2 films about Scandinavia during WWII

Arts Emanu-El is streaming eye-opening films about Denmark and Norway during World War II as its May events. These two countries are a study in contrasts since the Jews of Denmark fared well …

For mahjong players, April is about more than Pesach

Touro talk to shine spotlight on 18th, 19th-century U.S. synagogues

Swimmers take fifth in Florida swim competition

Messages of kindness on Yom HaShoah

New community members!

D'var Torah

A holy puppy

Friday, May 6

My wife, our two daughters and I acquired a new family member in January: we finally took the reentry plunge into dog ownership by welcoming Rilla, an Australian labradoodle, into our home. The …


Number of antisemitic incidents surged in 2021, according to latest ADL tally

Friday, May 6

(JTA) – The number of antisemitic incidents recorded by the Anti-Defamation League in the United States in 2021 reached an all-time high, according to a new report by the group. The 2,717 …


Brunch made easy

Friday, May 6

(Family Features) – Gathering friends and family doesn’t need to be fancy. With its prime positioning between breakfast and lunch, brunch is a more casual and lighter alternative to the …