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Actress sees beauty and relevance in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at PPAC

Thursday, February 6

When you think of “Fiddler on the Roof,” does the music start playing in your head? Are the words to “Tradition” booming in your thoughts? Ruthy Froch, who plays Hodel in the production now playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center, says the classic play still resonates with audiences today.
Upfront

President of Jewish Collaborative Services sees great things ahead

Thursday, February 6

Erin Minior recently spoke with Jewish Rhode Island about last year’s merger between Jewish Family Service and Jewish Seniors Agency, the challenges and rewards of operating a community service agency, and her connection to Jewish culture.
Camp

Overnight camp or day camp: Which is right for your child?

Thursday, February 6

I am often asked about the differences between day camp and overnight camp – besides the obvious difference that you sleep at overnight camp but not at day camp.  I have been fortunate …
Editor's column

Do you remember?

Welcome to February! I have many reasons to like this month. This year, I’m not sick of the weather – yet. Usually, I take a few days of vacation in February, whether it’s a …

A new decade is cause for reflection

Many opportunities for civil discourse

Step away from the rat race

Looking back at Jewish Rhode Island in 5779

We’re starting ‘The Conversation’

Obituaries

Edward Weinstein, 93

Monday, February 3

Harvey Snyder, 88

Monday, February 3

Y. Jacob Schinazi, M.D., 87

Thursday, January 30

Avery Plaw, 51

Thursday, January 30

Stanley Marcus, 98

Thursday, January 30

Harriet R. Grunberg, 85

Thursday, January 30

Anita Filler, 94

Thursday, January 30

Anne Teifeld, 75

Monday, January 20

IT SEEMS TO ME
In a 1951 issue of the Israeli Yiddish journal, “Di Goldeni Kayt” (“The Golden Chain”), the prominent Yiddish writer, Sholem Asch (1880-1957), tells of the reaction of his …
There are no simple answers in the Mideast

Back in the autumn of 2000, in the midst of an unfolding tragedy in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, my daughter Karen, then 26 years old, phoned me to give voice to her anger and …

Other news

Lots of dough

Two hundred women and girls spent the evening Jan. 23 baking challah and socializing at the RI Pink Challah Bake.  The annual event turned pink this year and included screenings for BRCA and …

Day at the J!

Arts Emanu-El presents a film, talk on Renaissance man Moe Berg

Living the Jewish calendar through the natural world

RI Jews join in joyous celebration of the 13th Global Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi

‘Children of the Inquisition’ draws a crowd at local screening

Larry Kessler

We love you, Tom Brady, but it’s time to call it quits

Thursday, February 6

“The days of our years are three score and 10.” – Psalm 90, verse 10 Between the reflection that usually accompanies the turning of the page to a new year and the nonstop …

News

American Jews vote for a voice in Israel

Thursday, February 6

Many American Jews are concerned about what is happening in Israel, the state of relations between Israel and American Jewry and about funding for programs that they support in Israel. Now, Americans …

Food
My not-so-healthy Jewish food resolution for 2020 sounds simple: eat more blintzes. But as with the best blintzes, it’s a little more complex than this simple statement.