Keyword: COVID-19
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After almost two years of adapting to the pandemic, congregations in the greater Rhode Island area are still putting together new plans on holding services, programs and classes … more
For Woonsocket’s struggling Congregation B’nai Israel, online services have turned into somewhat of a phenomenon, with attendance at Shabbat services up 10-fold – at least. That … more
For many of us, this past Thanksgiving was a world apart from the Thanksgiving we celebrated – or failed to celebrate – a year ago. On Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, my wife Sandy and I sat … more
STARTING MONDAY, DEC. 20: Per Rhode Island State mandate, proof of vaccination or masks are required to enter the Jewish Alliance/Dwares Jewish Community Center on Elmgrove Avenue in Providence. Upon … more
As the keeper of Rhode Island’s Jewish history these past 70 years, the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association (RIJHA) wants to preserve the community’s thoughts and memories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
In April 2020, the Rhode Island Jewish community, like the rest of the state, country and world, was just beginning to figure out what the COVID-19 pandemic looked like and meant close to home. We … more
When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, Jews the world over struggled with novel … more
We had just heard about this new virus that originated in Wuhan, China. Globally, cases were few. In the U.S., it seemed to be centered in Washington state. But health experts were starting to talk … more
When the COVID-19 crisis began, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island stepped in to coordinate relief and recovery efforts for the community.  Over 400 generous donors gave more than $250,000 to the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Campaign. more
Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, most congregations in the greater Rhode Island area are still holding services on Zoom or a similar streaming platform – and they report mixed … more
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