JORI’s Kara Liberman is a big fan of Jewish summer camps – and unplugged campers

Monday, December 9, 2019

Kara Liberman and camp just seem to go together. Camp JORI’s new director is a  bundle of energy, and camp is her “thing.” The North Andover, Massachusetts, resident grew …
In the community

Alliance turns to renewable electricity sources

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island expects to begin to get 100% of its electricity from renewable sources in the second quarter of 2020. The board of directors gave the green light to proceed with these plans at its November meeting.

Hazon program encourages sustainability

Monday, December 9, 2019

NEW YORK – Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability, has reached a record 90th participant in its national Hazon Seal of Sustainability program, a comprehensive education and outreach program designed to help Jewish organizations to reduce waste and encourage healthier living.  “This has been the year that a critical mass of people have started to really take the climate crisis seriously. It’s an issue in the U.S. elections. It’s an issue in the U.K. elections. Joining the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program demonstrates that Jewish institutions are stepping up to take responsibility and have committed to making changes.
Editor's column

A new decade is cause for reflection

As a new decade dawns, I was curious to look back at the past 10 years. The passage of time becomes something you are more conscious of as you age. I wrote about this last month and it’s …

Many opportunities for civil discourse

Step away from the rat race

Looking back at Jewish Rhode Island in 5779

We’re starting ‘The Conversation’

Learning opportunities are all around us


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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 …
It could have happened …

At first glance, it would seem absurd to link in any way, shape or form the life of the renowned 17th-century rationalist philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) with that of the major …

Other news

9 inspiring Jews who died in 2019

BY JTA STAFF (JTA) – The end of each year offers the opportunity to remember the Jewish figures we lost over the past 12 months who left outsized impressions on our world. This year, …

‘Behind the Book’ series brings authors to community

Author series comes to URI Jan. 29

Alliance to hold inclusion event during Jewish disabilities awareness month

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Trump is correct: Jewish settlements in West Bank don’t violate international law

Monday, December 9, 2019

Many of my friends were appalled when, on Nov. 18, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States was changing its position on Israel’s settlement policy in the area known as the West Bank.


West Bank controversy

Wednesday, January 8

In his defense of the legality of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Stephen Snow (December 2019) parrots Israeli government talking points.  Snow is entitled to share the Israeli …

Sharing the dream

Wednesday, January 8

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were close friends back in 1965. They shared the dream that our nation should be “a place where civil and human rights …

This originally appeared on The Nosher.   Winter months require a steady stream of comfort food for survival. But the start of the year also brings a time when people are more …
Chickpeas are set for world domination in 2020

This article originally appeared on The Nosher.   The 2010s saw chickpeas rise to fame in the manner that God always intended. The king of chickpea dishes, hummus, turned from a …