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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
Rabbi Joshua Bolton, executive director of Brown RISD Hillel, oversees the vital connection between students and Judaism on the campuses of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Brown and RISD students are an active part of the East Side and College Hill neighborhoods of Providence. Hillel is housed in the Glenn and Darcy Weiner Center on Brown Street in Providence. “Jewish growth is our focus,” Rabbi Bolton said in a recent interview in his office. “Enabling students to grow as Jews over their four years of college is important. We assume they are growing in other areas. We want to make sure folks understand that. There has never really been a better time to be a Jewish college student.” more
Jewish Rhode Island recently sat down with Miriam  Esther Weiner to discuss education, Jewish education in particular and a few of her favorite things. How did you get involved in Jewish education? I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, and as soon as I started in college, I knew I wanted to be involved in school leadership, and I was very lucky to find the positions that made that happen. more
For Michael Fel, Temple Emanu-El’s new senior rabbi, moving to Providence is a bit of a homecoming. Rabbi Fel grew up in Miami, but his wife, Shayna, is a graduate of the Alperin Schechter Day School (now the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island) and her brother, Ami Hersh, was Rabbi Fel’s best friend in rabbinical school. That’s how the couple met. more
Today Rebecca Kislak runs Kislak Consulting, a company that provides policy advice and strategic planning to healthcare, non-profit and government agencies. In November 2018, she was elected to … more