April 15, 2016

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  • Claire “Klari” Goodman, 93

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. – Claire “Klari” (Bosler) Goodman died on April 21 in Charlottesville. She was the wife of the late Charles Goodman and Armand S. Waldman. Born in Providence on …

  • Irwin Moscovitz, 82

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    WARWICK, R.I. – Irwin Moscovitz died April 24 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Gloria (Wolff) Moscovitz.  Born in New York City, a son of the late Louis and …

  • ‘Green Fair’ participants meet Jane Goodall

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    DARTMOUTH, MASS. – Tifereth Israel Congregation’s Ziskind School was among 29 educational groups from around the region that participated in a Green Fair held at the University of …

  • Sandy and Harry Finkelstein

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    We Are Read – Sandy and Harry Finkelstein found time to read The Jewish Voice at “The Circus,” a commemorative fountain in St. Kitts, while on a Caribbean cruise.

  • Seth Finkle

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    We Are Read – Seth Finkle, director of Camp Haverim and Teen Programming coordinator at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, was in Israel recently as part of Israel up Close though the …

  • A survivor’s story of the world she left behind

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Marguerite Dorian Taussig came to our town, taught a class in botany, composed and contributed a fine and witty essay about how the names of perfumes change to reflect the mood of the times, and …

  • Nazi-looted painting sequestered in Geneva

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    JTA – A Nazi-looted painting by the Jewish artist Amedeo Modigliani is being sequestered in Geneva after its ownership was revealed in the Panama Papers. The ownership of the 1918 painting …

  • Lillian Regina Weisz, 92

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    ATLANTA, GA. – Lillian Regina (Brown) Weisz, born in Montreal, Canada, on April 22, 1923, died peacefully on March 24 in Atlanta, where she had resided with her son and his family since …

  • Florence Spooner, 80

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Florence (Sloane) Spooner passed away April 7.  She was the wife of the late Leonard Spooner. She was born in New York, the daughter of the late Nathan and Anne (Silver) …

  • Evelyn Shatkin

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Evelyn Shatkin passed away peacefully April 2, following a brief illness. The Rhode Island-based public relations consultant promoted campaigns for Trinity Repertory, Weight …

  • Marilyn Salk, 85

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Marilyn Salk died March 29 at St. Elizabeth Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Burton Salk. Born in Boston. A daughter of the late David and Frances (Cohen) …

  • Lotte B. Povar, 93

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    BOCA RATON, FLA. – Lotte Povar, a longtime resident of Seekonk, Mass., and Bristol, R.I., died peacefully in her sleep in Boca Raton on March 30. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, she moved first …

  • Bernice Lundy, 86

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    NARRAGANSETT, R.I. – Bernice Lundy passed away Feb. 20. She was the wife of the late Maurice Lundy; they were married for 58 years.  She was born in Providence, the daughter of the late …

  • Violet B. Halpert, 93

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Violet B. Halpert passed away April 10.  She was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Abram and Rose (Woleon) Halpert.  She was a lifelong resident of …

  • Ernestine Baruch, 90

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ernestine Baruch passed away March 29. She was the wife of Joseph Baruch; they were married for 63 years. She was born in Austria, the daughter of the late Heinrich and …

  • Mildred ‘Mill’ Bander, 86

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    WARWICK, R.I. – Mildred “Milly” Bander died April 4 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center. She was the beloved wife of Sydney Bander for 65 years. Born in Fall River, Mass., a …

  • New Bedford Yom HaShoah program dedicated to Mary Schwartz

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    This year Yom HaShoah, the Holocaust Day of Remembrance, will be observed in New Bedford on May 1. With the death of Mary Schwartz this past November, the program will be dedicated to her …

  • R.I. Hall of Fame honors Robbins, 9 others

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Arthur S. Robbins and nine other Rhode Islanders will be honored April 30 as they are inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony will take place at …

  • Do you know a Holocaust survivor who lives in Rhode Island?

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    As you have probably seen, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, along with the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial committee, has built a Holocaust Memorial in downtown Providence. Prominently …

  • Sorting out staff

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Dear Wendy, I recently had the opportunity to meet with Robyn Goldstein.  Is she the new community concierge? Curious in Bristol Dear Curious Thank you for your email!  Robyn is …

  • Community seder calendar

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Community seders are planned at the following temples and community centers in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. Please contact individual sites for more …

  • How to make your own Passover Haggadah

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    (MyJewishLearning via JTA)  – Making your own Haggadah is not just a money saver, but also a great way to educate yourself about the Passover seder, add a unique twist to the festive meal …

  • Making Grandma’s haroset (or how I learned to love Passover)

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    JTA – When I walked into the house through the back door one day as a young man, I was shocked to see my mother in the kitchen. To put it mildly, this was not one of her favorite places. When I …

  • How to choose a Passover Haggadah

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    (MyJewishLearning via JTA) – With thousands of published haggadot available for purchase, choosing the one that is best for your seder can be overwhelming. For an overview of the many …

  • 3 items that say Passover: Which do you choose?

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Can the essence of Passover fit into a box? Fans of Manischewitz and Streit’s will undoubtedly answer, “Yes, in a matzah box.” But a successful …

  • Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    NEW YORK (JTA) – It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual …

  • Don’t spend 40 years wandering around for Kosher wine this year – we’ve got you covered!

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Need an Israeli and/or kosher wine for Passover? We’ve spoken to some Providence wine merchants to get their recommendations for  the best bottles to celebrate the Exodus. And …

  • Freshen your seder menu with a delish potato dish

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    (The Nosher via JTA) – Passover brings lots of cleaning, matzah eating, and potato peeling. I know, I know – potatoes get a bad rap during Passover because …

  • A light Passover lunch that’s good for you – and tasty, too!

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    JTA – Even during Jewish holidays, when food is so abundant, it is possible to make smart choices.  My cookbook, “Great Meals with Greens and Grains,” features many of my …

  • Preparing for Passover

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    The Louis and Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, a program of Jewish Seniors Agency, is getting ready for Passover.  Pantry Chairperson Ken Schneider, right, along with volunteer …

  • Jewish-Christian relations examined 50 years after Nostra Aetate

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    PROVIDENCE – Two scholars of interreligious studies discussed  the Nostra Aetate and how it has affected modern relations between Jews and Christians – particularly Catholics – …

  • Many ways to celebrate our freedom on Passover

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    An article by Rabbi Benjamin Blech, published on Aish.com, discusses how Passover offers Jews five major lessons in order to lead happy and fulfilling lives. Titled “The 5 Most Important Things …

  • 2 NEAT students headed to Israel for math competition finals

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    As part of a desire to increase learning opportunities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects, the New England Academy of Torah (NEAT), the high-school division of …

  • Jewish agency’s secret rescue of Yemenite Jews dovetails with local event

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Every year at Passover we gather around a table for our seders and talk about the Jewish exodus from Egypt thousands of years ago. We discuss the leader, Moses, who rallied the Jews and led them out …

  • Re: Anti-Semitism at area campuses (April 1)

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Thank you for reporting on the most recent expression of Jew-hatred at Brown University, this time committed at Marcy House, a predominately Jewish residence hall whose walls were defaced with …

  • Re: Pew findings (March 18)

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    In the opinion article by Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund, it was more important what he left out about his NGO.  – They fund “Breaking the Silence” by collecting …

  • Sanders supporters say he is the candidate of their Jewish values

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    NEW YORK (JTA) – Phil Aroneanu is a second-generation American Jew whose parents came to America as immigrants seeking refuge from an oppressive Communist regime in Eastern Europe. Aroneanu …

  • ‘Embrace of the Jewish community’ helps during parent’s death

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    The phrase “the embrace of the Jewish community” has always sounded warm and fuzzy to me, and also a bit abstract. But when you personally feel that embrace, as I have recently, it can be …

  • Biden to address J Street on heels of AIPAC

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    WASHINGTON (JTA) – Vice President Joe Biden will address J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group announced April 11. The April 18 event comes a month after Biden, the Obama …

  • Trump at AIPAC

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    As most of you know, Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, spoke at the annual Policy Conference of AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, on …

  • No lack of community here!

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    We have so much going on in our community! As many of you have noticed, there’s often too much for our small staff to cover. And lately there’s been so many interesting events that you, …

  • Mixed Message Matzah: Chag Hamatzot

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Most people, it seems, are quite familiar with one the Torah’s basic explanations for the obligation to eat matzah, unleavened bread made from one of five species of grain (wheat, barley, …

  • Discussion, studies, images, stories suggest media bias against Israel

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    PROVIDENCE – Gary Kenzer, executive director of the North American office of media watchdog Honest Reporting, discussed mass media’s depictions of – and bias against - Israel during …

  • Sunday film series back for a fifth year

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    The fifth annual Sunday film series at Temple Habonim features three award-winning films. All will be shown at the temple, 165 New Meadow Road in Barrington.  Sunday, May 1 at 3 …

  • Grant money for Holocaust education

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Educators are invited to apply for a grant from the Henry and Pepi Silverstein Memorial Endowment Fund of up to $500 for any program or project that will allow them to become more effective in …

  • The life of Miriam examined at Rosh Hodesh program

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    We all know the biblical Miriam as the woman dancing with the timbrel, but what can we learn from her?  This is the question Marcia Kaunfer posed at the Women’s Alliance Spring Rosh Hodesh …

  • Preparing for Passover

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Old and young alike kicked off the season with celebration. Rabbi Yehoshua Laufer and the David C. Isenberg Family Early Childhood Center students made matzot, left. Seniors …

  • Baseball’s back – with 8 Jewish major leaguers and a manager

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    JTA – Will Joc Pederson rebound from his second-half struggles of last season? Can Kevin Pillar build on his strong 2015 campaign? Will injuries derail onetime MVP Ryan Braun? These are some …

  • Raising a tent and bridging cultures at Torat Yisrael

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    EAST GREENWICH – There was a lot of activity at Temple Torat Yisrael on Sunday as the greater community built “Abraham’s Tent.” The event was a shared celebration between …

  • North of Paris, a beleaguered Jewish community dares to seder

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    SAINT-DENIS, France (JTA) – After three firebombs hit the synagogue in this poor and heavily Muslim suburb of Paris, municipal authorities advised the local Jewish community to lower its …