Jewish student union sign vandalized with swastika at Boston-area high school

5 days ago

(JTA)– The Jewish Student Union sign at a Boston-area high school was vandalized with a swastika. The swastika was discovered Friday at Brookline High School, a public high school in a near …
Editor's column

Our annual tribute to our furry friends

We are all crazy about our pets. I am reminded of that each year when we get ready for our annual Pet Issue, one of our most popular special editions. This year, with the switch to monthly …

Springtime traditions are in full bloom

Signs of spring are beginning to grow

The colder it gets, the warmer our thoughts

Today, we turn the page

Out with the old, in with the new

This week's print issue

Betty-Rose Stone, 92

Monday, May 13

Ruth Gershman, 105

Monday, May 13

Claire Bercovitz, 94

Friday, May 3

Joseph Goodman, 71

Sunday, April 14

Samuel Green, 84

Sunday, April 14

Bertram Howard M.D., 96

Sunday, April 14

Richard Seigle, 70

Sunday, April 14

Janet Weissman, 76

Sunday, April 14

Community News

Beth David’s cookbook is a delicious community effort

Thursday, May 2

I recently met with Lori Adler and Liz Karp, the women behind Congregation Beth David’s new “Generations of Cooks” cookbook. Lori is married to Beth David’s rabbi, Ethan Adler, and has been a member of the Narragansett congregation for 34 years. Liz has been a member for four years, having moved to the area from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to be closer to her grandchildren.

JCDS celebration was a trip down memory lane

Thursday, May 2

In Rhode Island, all things cling to their earliest incarnation. I used to work at Cumberland Farms, not the Gulf Express. I rented movies at Douglas Drug, not Rite Aid. And 36 years ago, I went to a place that I will always call Schechter.

An essential difference to life in Israel and the Diaspora In the opening pages of “Hayim Nahman Bialik: Poet of Hebrew” (Yale University Press, 2017), Israeli scholar Avner Holtzman writes that the life story of Bialik (1873-1934) is …

The burden and the blessing

“Memory is a passion no less powerful or pervasive than love.  It is to live in more than one world, to prevent the past from fading, and to call upon the future to illuminate …

Other news

At the Jewish Community Center

On May 9, members of the Rhode Island Jewish community celebrated Israeli's 71st birthday with music, food and dancing in the field behind the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. The chilly, windy weather didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd that included all ages. Click to see more photos.

At Brown RISD Hillel

Author Francine Klagsbrun to speak in New Bedford

March of the Living

PHDS to honor community members at annual dinner

Ruth and Rosh Hodesh

Looking Back

Purim – how sweet it is!

Thursday, April 4

April is here, which means Pesach is close upon us. In the midst of making out the long to-do lists and to-buy lists and getting everything ready for the sederim, my daughter Vivian …


Sen. Reed’s actions show his friendship for Israel

Thursday, April 4

On March 12, Howard Brown, director of the RI Coalition for Israel, wrote a letter to the editor of the Providence Journal asking the question “Is R.I.’s Senator Reed still a friend …


5,000-year-old yeast is being used by Israeli scientists to brew a pretty good beer

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The first microbreweries were used to brew beer some 5,000 years ago, and now scientists are brewing their own. Israeli scientists have isolated yeast from ancient pottery …