Keyword: synagogues
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As every resident knows and every visitor soon discovers, the Ocean State is blessed by an almost unimaginable array of holy places.  Touro, North America’s oldest surviving synagogue, first brought Betsey and me as summer visitors to Newport in 1983.  But even after living in Little Rhody for more than three decades, there are few pursuits I more enjoy than exploring our state’s synagogues, churches, and meetinghouses – especially with my camera. more
Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for the High Holy Days. Our thoughts turn to the bright promise of the Jewish New Year! This will be a season like no other but that doesn’t mean we can’t answer the call of the shofar. Jewish Rhode Island does not list information regarding specific services and schedules. more
Jewish Rhode Island asked several R.I. synagogue leaders about their plans for the High Holy Days during the pandemic. It turns out that the plans are as varied as the congregations. A few will meet outside. Most are offering virtual services. Several congregations, including Temple Emanu-El, in Providence, are taking their shofars around the state to give Jews an opportunity to hear its blasts.   more
COVID-19 has brought many changes to our daily routines. Because so much of Jewish life involves gathering together in prayer and fellowship, social distancing precautions pose particular challenges to the Jewish community. Local congregations have been working hard to meet those challenges, doing everything they can to maintain provide normalcy, solace and consistency. more