Keyword: Rhode Island
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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
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
Larry Berman is the communications director for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. Raised in Woonsocket, he now lives in Cumberland with Beth a preschool teacher at Providence Hebrew Day … more
What have you been doing online? Cooking, cleaning, prepping for Pesach? Let's share our best resources for getting through life at home together. Everyone has a favorite website, link, movie or maybe it's just a place with calming music. Comment on this story or send your information in an email to editor@jewishallianceri.org. more
Hanukkah is a time for celebration throughout the Jewish Rhode Island community. Above, the lighting of the menorah at the Rhode Island State House is always festive. Among the other activities: … 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
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo visited Israel in November along with state Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor on a trade mission aimed at fostering economic ties between Rhode Island and Israel. The … more
The Rhode Island Jewish Historical Association’s archives are a treasure chest of fascinating aspects of our history in Rhode Island: minutes and notes of organizations present and past; … more
PROVIDENCE – Central Falls Rep. Shelby Maldonado is relocating to New York City to become the Hispanic outreach director of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). She has resigned the District 56 seat in the House of Representatives, which she has held since January 2015, effective immediately, according to a statement issued by the House. A second-year student at Roger Williams University School of Law, Maldonado intends to transfer to a New York law school.  more
JANUARY   The Voice turns a new page The Jewish Voice became Jewish Rhode Island. The modernized newspaper features an updated format and a brand-new electronic newsletter. This was … more
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