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The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island has chosen Tiffany Shlain’s book, “24/6: Giving Up Screens One Day a Week to Get More Time, Creativity, and Connection,” for the next community read, … more
On Jan. 5, the Rhode Island General Assembly was due to begin a session unlike any other in the state’s history. In the midst of a global pandemic, and deep divides on the economy, race and … more
On March 14, the day we announced the temporary closure of the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center and that the Alliance’s operations would move online, I was speaking to a close friend and fellow nonprofit CEO. I shared with him that we would be closing and that I was relieved we had made the decision. He said something in that moment that has stuck with me throughout the last two-and-a-half months.  “This was the easy decision,” he said. “Reopening is going to be so much harder.” more
Janus was the two-faced divinity of ancient Rome, facing backward and forward. The past and future, left and right profile, double homily and divided. If someone is described as  … more
The Jewish community of greater Rhode Island celebrated Sukkot 5780 in schools, synagogues and at home with lulav, etrog and meals in the sukkah. Jewish Rhode Island hopes our readers enjoy this peek … more
On Monday evening, hundreds gathered in the parking lot of Masjid Al Kareem, the Islamic Center of Rhode Island in Providence, for a vigil in memory of the 50 murdered Friday in Christchurch, New Zealand. The comparisons to our community’s vigil in the aftermath of the October 2018 shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were unavoidable. more
On Jan. 29, singers will have an opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at an open sing. Singing the Dream - Open Sing will take place at Central Congregational Church, 296 Angell St., … more
I’ve been privileged to spend the past year studying in Jerusalem. Everywhere I go, I feel a sense of love and brotherhood with my fellow Jews. The beauty of the entire land is like nothing … more
Jonathan Biss has been surrounded by music for as long as he can remember. That early influence has made him who he is today. His mother is celebrated violinist Miriam Fried. His father is … more