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.

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 …
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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’


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Monday, February 3

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 …

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Temple Shalom highlights foreign policy in new lecture series

"China in the Middle East" is the first in a series of three foreign policy lectures at Temple Shalom in Middletown. The lecture will be held on Sunday, March 8 at 3 p.m., and features Dr. Isaac Kardon, an assistant professor at the Naval War College's China Maritime Studies Institute, in Newport. Kardon researches, writes and teaches on China's foreign policy, focusing on China's maritime disputes, the law of the sea, and PRC firms' overseas port development.

Author series features Noam Sienna Feb. 26

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

Living the Jewish calendar through the natural world

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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 …


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 …

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.