No summer break for Jewish Rhode Island


Surprise! We’re here in July! That’s right. There’s no more summer break for your Jewish Rhody team. When Jewish Rhode Island switched to a monthly publication, we also decided to publish year-round. I thought the word had gotten out. But many people have asked if we’d be publishing during the summer.

We hope it’s a pleasant surprise to receive your paper this week.

Here at the paper, summer has always offered us time for planning and reflection. And it gives us a chance to catch up on vacations, as well as work on the Guide to Jewish Living, our annual guide to all things Jewish in Rhode Island. We are still doing all that. It’s just a little more hectic than we’ve come to expect. But that’s okay.

Publishing in July gives us a chance to bring you news you might not otherwise see until later in the summer, including school graduation photos, featured on page 29, and the happenings at synagogues across Rhode Island. 

At the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, our home, we are happy to hear the enthusiastic voices of children at J-Camp and see the activities that continue around the building.  As we are out and about, we get ideas for future stories.

Are you traveling this summer? Don’t forget that you can check on the latest Jewish Rhode Island news at And remember to take along a print edition to snap a photo for our “We Are Read” feature.  We love to know what you are up to and where your travels take you.

Send photos to Or you can upload photos and news directly to our website at We’d be happy to print or post your photo in an upcoming issue of Jewish Rhode Island, in our newsletter or on our website.

Enjoy the lazy days of July. We’ll be back on Aug. 2!