In Our Community

R.I.’s shaliach is making connections throughout the Jewish diaspora

At age 23, Elihay Skital already has a wide range of interests. He loves to sing. He loves working with kids. He is fluent in Hebrew and English, and he’s learning Spanish. He loves to cook – give him any excuse, and he’ll fry up bimuelos (fritters), with a side of sour cream.

This is one reason Skital has embraced his new role as Rhode Island’s shaliach, or emissary, from Israel:…

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Everyone’s welcome at The Outsider Collective art workshop

PAWTUCKET – The Outsider Collective’s work space, in Hope Artiste Village, is thick with paintings. Canvases of all sizes adorn the walls; a colorful mélange of landscapes, landscapes, portraits and abstract compositions. The artwork is as diverse as the students who have come through the workshop’s door, which is by design: the collective’s mission is to be an inclusive studio and gallery environment, especially for people with disabilities. …

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From Jewish Rhody Media
Breaking the glass

Jewish Rhody Media's podcast explores 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

Editor's column

Teens learn to advocate for a better world

I had an opportunity to get a glimpse into the future recently. And the outlook is pretty rosy. I went with a group of Jewish teens from Connecticut to a seminar on social justice. These young …

Yes, ‘Fran was at camp’ – with no regrets

2023 and me: Time to reconnect with family

This Hanukkah, spread the light

Silence is just not acceptable

It’s a season of new possibilities

“My father went to sleep in his skin in the sun-flushed morning, in the flatlined morning / That shoveled a pit into my 35th year spadeful by spadeful and the sky collapsed over …
The beauty in our quest for God

On the morning of Sept. 15, 2021, members of Barrington’s Temple Habonim gathered together to celebrate Yom Kippur, 5782.  All of us, having recently tested negative for COVID, and wearing …

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Other news

Purim in Providence

March 7 dawned bright and sunny for the annual Providence Purim Parade, which started and ended outside the Alliance's Dwares Jewish Community Center on the East Side.

Hazzen beloved by all

RISD Museum objects highlight final Winter Series Touro Foundation presentation

Why is this Seder different from all other Seders?

Touro Fraternal Association hosts open house on March 15

Purim at PHDS

D'var Torah

What does it take to create a sacred space?

Friday, March 3

It was either a brilliant editorial decision or just a wonderful coincidence that this issue of Jewish Rhode Island, dedicated to Home and Garden, coincides with the Torah portion of …

Letters to the Editor

A few thoughts

Friday, March 3

A few thoughts Thank you for publishing the review of “Bad Jews” (see page 16) The play title “Bad Jews” bothers me deeply. After I read the review of the play in The …

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 …


‘Best of Kosher’ tasty addition to your bookshelf

Friday, March 3

If your cookbook collection needs an update that touches on the recipes from all your favorite Kosher recipe developers and cookbook authors, this is your book. “Best of …