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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
When the Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association holds its annual meeting, on May 23, it will make some history of its own: The incoming president, Harold Foster, will be the third in his family … more
The last days of Passover have come and gone. Now begins the process of putting away Pesach items until next year and restoring the kitchen to its normal condition. Then, after a short breather, … more
To be honest, I am not a fan of Facebook, nor do I know how to access the site. Email and the phone keep me in touch with family and friends, and with community and personal events. Yet it was a post … more
I was born on the first night of Hanukkah. So you may understand why I have a special affinity for this holiday, my other birthday, which we celebrated with songs and stories and dreidel games … more
The Jewish Welfare Board, the former national association of Jewish community centers, surveyed the facilities and programs of the Providence JCC, on Benefit Street, in 1934. Highlighted in the final … more
In the years of my youth, I often wondered why streets had the names they did. Of course, I knew that famous people and historic events were memorialized in that way, but not all street names … more
A few months ago, I began this column with a lament for some of the pleasures of life that are now gone, like rolled beef and Benny’s, and with happy memories of some of the good in the old … more
Histadrut, the Israeli labor organization, was founded in December 1920 at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. It brought smaller unions together under one umbrella covering all Jewish workers in Mandatory Palestine. more
The conversation began with the red sticker on the box containing a hand mixer. Printed on the sticker was the price and the name of the store – Benny’s. Seeing the familiar sticker … more
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