In our Community

Community, learning at Evening of Jewish Renaissance

Tuesday, November 7

PROVIDENCE – On Saturday, Nov. 4,  at the Dwares Jewish Community Center, “The Evening of Jewish Renaissance,” drew a crowd of over 200  people to learn and  …

Try these resources when talking to your children about the current conflict

Tuesday, October 10

As we all continue to process the events in Israel, PJ Library offers resources to help parents navigate topics that may be difficult to discuss with young children.

Headlines from Israeli newspapers

PA presents Israeli boy killed by Hamas rocket as Arab child killed by IDF at UN Geneva

Israeli delegation to UN Geneva demands removal of PA exhibit claiming 5-year-old killed by Hamas rocket as having been killed by IDF.

Up Front

Tradition meets liberalism in Beth Sholom’s new ‘spiritual engagement’ rabbi

Monday, November 6

Rabbi Emily Goldberg Winer remembers the summer when a teenage boy drowned, 12 years before she became director of spiritual engagement at Congregation Beth Sholom, in Providence. It was 2011 , …
Mental Health

The importance of caring for our mental health as we age

Monday, November 6

Mental health includes our psychological, emotional and social well-being, and is important at every stage of life. Our mental health affects how we feel, think and act as we cope with life, and …

Postponed: Emanu-El’s fall book event to focus on ‘Eternal,’ set in Fascist Italy

Monday, November 6

PROVIDENCE – The historical fiction novel “Eternal,” by best-selling author Lisa Scottoline, will be the subject of the Fall Book Discussion presented by the Rosen Library Committee …

Editor's column

Spread light during this dark December

As I write this column, we face continuing troubles worldwide. In the Middle East, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a short pause in the fighting, which will probably be over by the time you read …

What binds Jews together is stronger than our disagreements

Something for everyone in our online community calendar

The joy of gathering together

New England summers aren’t what they used to be

Respect every Jewish journey


Annette Greenfeld, 92

Tuesday, November 14

Sanford Kirshenbaum, 89

Tuesday, November 14

Valeriy Rakhlin, 82

Tuesday, November 14

Lila Silver, 94

Tuesday, November 14

Jacqueline Weintraub, 84

Tuesday, November 14

Lorraine Kingsbury, 88

Wednesday, October 18

Shirley Ladd, 93

Wednesday, October 18

Seymour Glantz, 93

Wednesday, October 18

It was almost sundown on Friday, March 7, 1986, when David Blumenfeld, a middle-aged New York rabbi, happened to be walking down David Street in the Old City of Jerusalem, returning home after a …
Letters to the Editor

The spectrum of antisemitism

Yesterday at 2:11 PM

For years , most Jews have focused on neo-Nazi and similar groups as the greatest threat in the Diaspora. It has become clear that we now have a coalition of antisemitic and anti-Israel …

D'var Torah

We too often view criticism as disloyalty

4 days ago

Harvard Prof. Shaye J.D. Cohen identifies the Maccabean Revolt against Greek King Antiochus IV Epiphanes, which began in 167 B.C.E., as “history’s first recorded struggle for relgious …

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Moroccan donuts are a Hanukkah treat

4 days ago

The following story and recipe come from the book Traditional Jewish Baking by Carine Goren. This recipe was first published on The Nosher. I was never able to …

Other news
Long-awaited Jewish deli opens in Pawtucket

It’s the deli you’ve been waiting for! After much buzz and a number of setbacks, the long-awaited Maven’s Delicatessen opens Dec. 3. The space at 727 East Ave., Pawtucket, is …

The Alliance can help guide your charitable gifts

The holiday season is upon us. We know you’re busy. And the Jewish Alliance wants to help by making it easy for you to make donations, whether at the year’s end or any time throughout the …

Women’s Alliance members enjoyed a tasty fall meeting

PROVIDENCE – About 45 members of The Women’s Alliance attended its fall celebration, on Nov. 9, at Hope & Main’s Downtown Makers Marketplace. The event featured Lisa …

Amid the rubble, life goes on in Ukraine

Third of three parts In April, I returned to Ukraine for my third wartime visit. I flew into Warsaw, Poland, and took an overnight bus to Kyiv, where I rented a car. With guide Olena Oros, I …