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Meet the real-life rabbi in the synagogue scene of ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’

Thursday, May 4

Rabbi Michael Wolk was nervous when he stepped foot onto his synagogue’s bimah in May 2021 – but not because his congregation was returning to in-person prayer after a pandemic …

Watch the video: Pickleball league draws a crowd at JCC

PROVIDENCE – By 7 a.m., the members of the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center pickleball league are already brandishing their paddles. Every Wednesday morning, while most Rhode Islanders are debating whether to hit the snooze button, these players have worked up a sweat on the court, whacking balls over the net while calling out, “Nice volley!”

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Pets 2023!
From Jewish Rhody Media
Breaking the glass

Jewish Rhody Media's podcast explores multifaith relationships

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Intermarriage. It’s been whispered about for years. Who we marry and their faith or spirituality can divide families and communities.  But intermarriage is growing. “Breaking the Glass,” a new six-episode podcast from Jewish Rhody Media, will explore multifaith relationships. With religious engagement in decline and polarization becoming more common, podcast producer and host Emma Newbery talked to people who are making these relationships work despite challenges and the experts who are helping …
Podcast: Episode Six

Listen to all six episodes

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Editor's column

Let’s fight hate together

We are living in highly-charged, tense times. I have watched as Americans, and even members of our local Jewish community, have become stratified. Left. Right. Far left. Far right. Pro this. Anti …

Community journalism is more important than ever

A shout-out to the precious right of freedom of speech

Teens learn to advocate for a better world

Yes, ‘Fran was at camp’ – with no regrets

2023 and me: Time to reconnect with family

This month's print issue

Sheldon Kaplan, 82

Wednesday, May 17

Julius Levine, 94

Wednesday, May 17

Dorothy Brier, 93

Tuesday, May 16

Leonore Sones

Tuesday, May 16

Michael Stillman, 74

Tuesday, May 16

Ina Krasny, 88

Tuesday, May 16

Dorothy Licht, 101

Monday, May 15

Stephen Shenfield, 72

Friday, May 5

Roger Gross, 77

Sunday, April 30

A few weeks ago , Mark Elber, my colleague, friend and fellow poet, sent me a brief email posing the following question: “If you had to pick ten Jewish poems by any writers in any language, do …
Going through our world astonished

April 18, 2020, the day of my granddaughter Clara’s Bat Mitzvah, dawned with a surprise blanket of heavy, wet, soon-to-melt snow covering southern New England. Rabbi Toba Spitzer took her …

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D'var Torah

Getting lost might be just what we need

3 days ago

In April , I had the pleasure of seeing the Arctic Playhouse’s production of “The 39 Steps” (my spouse, Annie, was in the cast), a comedy based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 …

Letters to the Editor

Hadassah memories

3 days ago

I read the wonderful article on Pawtucket Hadassah by Judy Silverman and Karen Beraha in the May issue of Jewish Rhode Island. As a past president of the Pawtucket chapter of Hadassah, along …


Summer food program feeds campers at no cost

3 days ago

PROVIDENCE – With summer right around the corner, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island provides free meals to …