August 5, 2016

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  • Temple Emanu-El named ‘Partner Organization of Year’

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    On July 14 at an evening reception in Providence, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) presented Temple Emanu-El, Providence, with a framed certificate of appreciation as Partner …

  • The Rhode Island delegation to the RNC

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Four Jewish Republicans were part of the Rhode Island delegation to the recent Republican National Convention in Cleveland (left to right, above): David Talan (holding the Jewish Voice) from …

  • We Are Read IN JERUSALEM

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    We Are Read IN JERUSALEM – Grace Novick, of Providence, with her son Reuben Beiser in front of Mike’s Place, his restaurant/bar on Yafo Street in Jerusalem. Reuben attended Providence …

  • We Are Read at MASADA

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    We Are Read at MASADA – Greg Kaiser, Evan Kaiser and Karen Tashima, of Seekonk, Massachusetts, took The Jewish Voice to Masada at sunrise on July 6.

  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY – Alfred and Marilyn Factor, of Cranston, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 22.  As a toast to his wife, Alfred quoted from the poem “How do I love …

  • We Are Read in Israel

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    We Are Read in Israel – Yaniv Havusha, Jewish Student Life associate at the University of Rhode Island Hillel, visited with URI students (left to right) Stephanie Pagelson, Jessica Fischer and …

  • In small, odd things, memories live on

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    No piping plovers at the dunes, but I checked out Moonstone Beach and a single sandpiper came from the shoreline to greet me. Another day – a foggy/misty morn – as I strolled from the towers to the oblong where the Narrow River pours into Narragansett Bay, I found a solitary waterfowl, an avocet I think, short but with a long curved beak and heron-like legs. Perhaps it was a Stilt. It made up for my disappointment in not coming across cliff swallows or arctic terns.

  • Bill Clinton eulogizes Mark Weiner at temple funeral service

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    JTA — Saying “No one will ever think of him for more than 30 seconds without breaking into a smile,” former President Bill Clinton delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Mark …

  • Tim White to speak at Cranston Senior Guild

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Investigative reporter Tim White from Channel 12 will speak about fighting fraud and exposing corruption at Cranston Senior Guild on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Tamarisk Assisted Living, 3 Shalom Drive, …

  • Nahum’s Tomb, near Mosul, said to be at risk of collapse 

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    JTA – An ancient Jewish site located just 30 miles from Islamic State-controlled Mosul is at risk of collapsing, a representative of Kurdish Jewry says. Sherzan Omer, Kurdish Jewry’s …

  • A new land, a new name

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Birth certificates are legal documents. We need them to secure other legal documents, such as Social Security cards and work permits, driver’s licenses, passports, marriage licenses. They are …

  • Jewish War Veterans of R.I. state convention

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Gilor Meshulam, the Jewish Alliance’s outgoing shaliach (emissary), spoke to the Jewish War Veterans of Rhode Island at their state convention in June. He spoke about the …

  • From LA to Israel: One swimmer’s journey to the Rio Olympics

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    NETANYA, Israel (JTA) – Andrea Murez steps on the diving board, adjusts her goggles, swings her long arms and propels herself into the water at the Wingate Institute athletic complex …

  • Seniors celebrate summer, veterans at Kosher Senior Café

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    PROVIDENCE –The Kosher Senior Cafe at Temple Emanu-El hosted the Providence Civic Orchestra of Senior Citizens on July 22 in a summer concert program. The lunchtime program included a meal, a …

  • 2016 Olympics: Israel’s largest-ever delegation is ready for Rio 

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – When the 2016 Olympic Games open in Brazil on Aug. 5, Israel will proudly show off its largest delegation ever, with 47 athletes competing in …

  • Weigh the pros and cons before rolling over 401(k) dollars into an IRA

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    If you’re about to receive a distribution from your 401(k) plan and you’re considering a rollover to a traditional IRA, you’ll be happy to learn that these transactions are …

  • What do you know about the Jews of Brazil?

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) – When the 2016 Olympic Games open on Aug. 5, the eyes of the world will be on Rio – the first South American city to host the quadrennial …

  • Elie Wiesel books that show the range of his influence

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    JTA – Most people know Elie Wiesel as the author of “Night,” one of the first published autobiographical accounts of what life was like inside Nazi concentration camps. The book, …

  • 7 books to make your summer more summery — and Jewish, too

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    JTA – Summer’s still here, and whether from the heat or the humidity or the harrowing election cycle, we bet you could use an escape. So take our advice: Whether you’re lucky …

  • Simple swaps for serious summer flavor

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Family Features – From burgers to barbecued chicken, many of the best grilled foods are served with condiments that often pack on calories and fat. Next time you’re ready to grill, …

  • The Louis & Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    The Louis & Goldie Chester Full Plate Kosher Food Pantry, a program of the Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island, benefits from hard-working volunteers, who stock shelves, deliver food, package …

  • Peter Yarrow inspires at Congregation Beth David fundraiser

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    In many ways, the Congregation Beth David fundraiser on July 16 was simply magical.   The kids, those from 11 to 85, swarmed the makeshift stage at Narragansett’s Aqua Blue, invited …

  • Re: R.I. author blends history, fiction (June 24)

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    I appreciated Michael Fink’s review of “Eavesdropping in Oberammergau.” However, I would like to correct a few points. The review quotes me as saying: “After his …

  • Five years of progress as the Alliance forges ahead with ongoing goals

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    When I arrived at the Alliance five summers ago, the institution I inherited was a merged start-up organization, one that was trying to forge ahead by maintaining the best of the programs and …

  • Aliyah – 9 years later: Diversity, inclusion and the Jewish people

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    July marked the nine-year anniversary of the day I stepped off a plane in Israel and became a citizen of that country. What makes this “aliyaversary” (aliyah anniversary) unique is that …

  • A happy beginning, a less than happy ending

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    A month or two ago, my wife Sandy and I viewed on Netflix the 2015 movie “Woman in Gold.” The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, a World War II Jewish …

  • A trip down memory lane

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    I am often asked by readers about my summer plans. After all, The Voice takes a publishing break during July. Usually, I avoid the question. The paper may be “on vacation,” …

  • The power of words in our political campaigns

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    I am a student of words. Words are critical in my work and I use them carefully. Words have great impact, and I have experienced words that “burn in my brain” long after they have …

  • The Three Weeks

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    On the Jewish calendar, this is the time of year that we observe the Three Weeks. The Three Weeks are anchored at the beginning by the fast of the 17th of Tammuz, and at the end, by the fast of …

  • Alperin family legacy lives on at Jewish Federation Foundation – and yours can too

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    More than six decades ago, community patriarch Max Alperin, along with others, saw the need to create a financial institution that would uphold Jewish values and be accessible to the entire …

  • Cranston family hears the call of Judaism, converts

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    The Jewish people are not known for aggressive efforts to spread the Jewish faith; most people who are Jewish were born Jewish. But what about those who Judaism speaks to later in …

  • New England native joins Emanu-El community as rabbi

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Providence has just gained a new multitalented resident: a rabbi who is also a performing arts lover and new mother. Rabbi Rachel Zerin, 29, has recently returned to New England to start her first …

  • Island congregation restores beloved Torah

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    In the early 1980s, a handful of Jewish residents of Block Island came together to realize a shared idea: to hold Sabbath and High Holy Day services.   Initially, they met informally at …

  • Fun at J-Camp

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Campers in the newspaper group at summer J-Camp recorded some of the daily activities at camp. Above, they caught the Israel culture group. At right, the therapy dog paid a visit. And they found some …

  • Holocaust education, anti-BDS legislation among year’s legislative wins

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    The continuous ringing of bells was heard throughout the Statehouse on Jan. 5 to signal the opening of the Rhode Island General Assembly’s legislative session. Legislators began formulating …

  • 2016 Olympics: 7 Jewish American Olympians to watch in Rio

    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    JTA – There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes. When the 2016 Summer Olympics open Aug. 5, we’ll of course be cheering the American athletes – all 555 of them – and we’ll be rooting for Israel, too, which this year is sending its largest ever cohort to Rio. But we’re saving a special shout-out for some of the Jewish-American Olympians who have given the Tribe extra reasons to be proud this year. (Interestingly, Jews make up about 2 percent of the U.S. population – and by our calculations, they’re represented by nearly the same proportion on Team USA.)