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In “Gods Change, Prayers are Here to Stay,” the late Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai wrote:  The Jewish people read Torah aloud to God all year long, a portion a week, like … more
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were close friends back in 1965. They shared the dream that our nation should be “a place where civil and human rights … more
In late August and early September, Betsalel Laurent Elouna, founder and leader of Beith Bnei Yeshouroun synagogue in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon, visited Providence, staying for a week at the home of Rabbi Wayne and Anne Franklin. more
For Michael Fel, Temple Emanu-El’s new senior rabbi, moving to Providence is a bit of a homecoming. Rabbi Fel grew up in Miami, but his wife, Shayna, is a graduate of the Alperin Schechter Day School (now the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island) and her brother, Ami Hersh, was Rabbi Fel’s best friend in rabbinical school. That’s how the couple met. more
At the end of June, Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin will retire after serving for 38 years as the senior rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, in Providence. Here are highlights from a recent conversation with him. more
As Rabbi Wayne Franklin prepares to retire as the longest-serving rabbi in the history of Temple Emanu-El, a community-wide tribute dinner is planned at the temple on June 2. Rabbi Franklin … more
PROVIDENCE – To commemorate four decades of interfaith work by Rabbi Wayne Franklin, Temple Emanu-El will host a special event on April 7 on the importance of continuing this dialogue in … more
With Rhode Island’s bumper crop of talented artists and craftspeople, it is only fitting that Temple Emanu-El’s Creative Hands Art Sale is held each fall midway between Sukkot and … more
Students across the U.S. protested gun violence March 14. At the  R.I. State House, Classical High School senior and Temple Emanu-El member Gabe Mernoff said, “We need to attack this … more
When William Miles, a professor of political science at Northeastern University, first read that there were Nigerians practicing Judaism, he was suspicious.   “I’ve been … more
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