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(JTA) – The sponsor of a bill that would have made Burlington, Vermont, the first city in America to divest from Israel is withdrawing his legislation, citing concerns that it would promote anti-Semitism.  Councilmember Ali Dieng, who sponsored the resolution, said Monday afternoon that he would withdraw it at the council meeting scheduled for the same evening, and refer the resolution for reconsideration at the council’s racial equity committee. The city’s Jewish mayor also publicly expressed concerns about the resolution. more
AVENTURA, FLA. – Beverly M. Feldman passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 12 in Aventura, her home. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Paul Feldman and the daughter of the late … more
CRANSTON, R.I. –Mildred Beck passed away on Aug. 31 at Tamarisk Assisted Living. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmund Beck. Born in Patterson, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Isadore … more
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Marian B. Goldstein died Aug. 21 at HopeHealth Hospice, Providence.  She was the wife of the late Bernard R. Goldstein whom she met at the Las Vegas USO in the … more
COVENTRY, R.I. – Donald H. Elkins died Aug. 19 at Westerly Hospital. He was the husband of Holly (Baron) Elkins. Born in Providence, a son of the late Solomon and Elsie (Corenbaum) Elkins, he … more
KINGSTON, R.I. – Joel A. Dain died Aug. 21 at Brookdale South Bay. Joel was the beloved husband of Eleanor (Horowitz) Dain for 64 years. Born in Bronx, New York City, he was the oldest son of … 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
As Jews, many of us can still feel the pain and agony that our families suffered during the Holocaust. We know of the hatred, the bullying, the beatings they endured. We can imagine how they felt … more
It’s almost September, and that means two things: the High Holy Days are upon us, and autumn is just around the corner. This is my absolute favorite time of year! I can already smell the … more
Congratulations to Garden Grille, the 2021 winner of the first Top Nosh, best of Kosher Rhode Island competition. … more
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