In Our Community

Free-form artist makes Providence home

One day in 2008, Noah Lubin walked into an art gallery in Jerusalem. He was feeling “brazen.”

He knew the place, at least from the outside. He’d walked past the display window many times.  But on this day, he happened to be carrying a portfolio of his artwork.

He knew he shouldn’t go in. This wasn’t how artists met art dealers.

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Breaking the glass

Jewish Rhody Media launches podcast on multifaith relationships

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Intermarriage. It’s been whispered about for years. Who we marry and their faith or spirituality can divide families and communities.  But intermarriage is growing. “Breaking the Glass,” a new six-episode podcast from Jewish Rhody Media, will explore multifaith relationships. With religious engagement in decline and polarization becoming more common, podcast producer and host Emma Newbery talked to people who are making these relationships work despite challenges and the experts who are helping …
Podcast: Episode Six

Listen to all six episodes

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Community Voices
Editor's column

2023 and me: Time to reconnect with family

In December, I went to a much-anticipated family wedding. It was a chance for relatives of all ages on my mother’s side to reconnect. For some, it had been years since we had seen one …

This Hanukkah, spread the light

Silence is just not acceptable

It’s a season of new possibilities

Looking back, looking forward

September is on my mind

Obituaries

Karina Halpert, 78

3 hours ago

Willene Bear

Yesterday at 7:58 PM

Linda Friedman, 79

Yesterday at 7:57 PM

Nina Newman

Yesterday at 7:55 PM

Doris Einhorn, 88

Wednesday, January 18

Rhoda Grover, 85

Wednesday, January 18

Priscilla Jaffe, 80

Wednesday, January 18

IT SEEMS TO ME
On Dec. 13, President Joe Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act, which ensures that residents of all 50 states have the right to enter into same-sex and interracial marriages. This …
‘A Poem about a Lie on Erev Shabbat’

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) is Israel’s best-known contemporary poet; his work has been translated into 40 languages.  In my bookcase stand several of Amichai’s volumes in the Hebrew …

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Responding to climate change as a Jewish community

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Pink Challah Bake returns in a big way

Israeli emissary to offer Druze point of view at Feb. 6 JCC program

Mandy Patinkin to celebrate ‘Being Alive’ in Feb. 9 concert in New Bedford

Let My People Go

Leaders meet to discuss antisemitism in R.I.

D'var Torah

Our ideals should fuel our future

Thursday, January 5

Vayekhi is the last parashah of the book of Genesis. Genesis, as we all know, begins with the creation of the universe and culminates with the creation of human beings. By the time the book of …

Letters to the Editor

We’ve come a long way

Friday, January 6

I just want to say it’s amazing how far we’ve come in RI. I can still remember the pain of reading a letter to the editor in the Jewish Voice more than a decade ago from a reader who …

Delightful story

Friday, December 2, 2022

What a delight it was to read the story of Dick Shapiro (November 2022) – and to watch the video – which I learned of from the emailed newsletter Inside Jewish Rhode Island. The …

Food

Doing a deli deep dive

Friday, January 6

NEW YORK – I am in the world-renowned Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side with my friends Dave Reid and Lu Cribari. We’re here to do some serious eating, …