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On Sunday, May 15, a day of celebration at Providence's Temple Emanu-El, festivities included a concert by Six13, an a cappella group known for their Jewish melodies. A congregational breakfast, group … more
Roger Gross is the longtime owner of the Franklin Rogers men’s formalwear shop at 142 Westminster St., in Providence, one of Rhode Island’s few remaining stores for business and designer … more
I met Rabbi Eliahu Klein and his wife, Cynthia Scheinberg, at Shabbat meals about a year and half ago, soon after they moved from Berkeley, California, to Providence, following Scheinberg’s … 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
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
I wanted to comment on your article about the brown siddur (“Timely appearance of brown siddur,” January 2019). I’ve got one too! It belonged to my 92-year-old dad, still with us, … more
As part of an evening celebrating people who have acted as bridges to link diverse communities, Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin of Temple Emanu-El in Providence received a lifetime achievement award on Oct. 4 from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. Franklin was singled out by the council for his “more than three decades of service as a faith leader, educator and advocate for civic dialogues.” Council board chair Touba Ghadessi said in giving him the award: “We will find common ground” through such work. more
On June 13, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island gathered for its annual meeting, recognizing the past and looking to the future. For the seventh time, the group met as a combined … more
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