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  • NY congregation to appeal ruling on historic Touro Synagogue

    June 14, 2016 | 2:45 pm

    Congregation Shearith Israel in New York will appeal a federal court ruling last month stripping its control of the historic Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island.

    The Manhattan congregation filed a notice Tuesday saying it will appeal to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an...

  • Congregations fight in court for ownership of historic Rhode Island synagogue

    June 8, 2015 | 3:03 pm

    A long-running dispute over the ownership of the oldest U.S. synagogue played out in court on Monday as leaders of the New York congregation that holds the deed to the historic Rhode Island house of worship said they were horrified that local congregants had tried to sell valuable...

  • Northeast Jews brace for ‘historic’ blizzard

    February 8, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Some synagogues have cancelled services ahead of a potentially historic blizzard.

    At least synagogues in Providence, R.I., have called off Shabbat services this week in light of the expected severe weather. More than two feet are expected in Providence, one of the highest...

  • With the over-abundance of Synagogues in O.C., I had to pick this one!

    By Julia Bendis

    June 4, 2011 | 11:40 am

    For months, my family and I have been looking for the perfect Congregation to join.  Its not easy when you have many needs.  I wanted a place where the Rabbi is young and energetic, and has the patience to work with children.  A Rabbi who stays current on all that is happening in the...

  • Murderers should die

    By Dennis Prager

    March 15, 2011 | 6:41 pm

    The Case for the Torah: Part I / Part II / Part III / Part IV / Part V

    Last week, Rhode Island announced that it will release Michael Woodmansee from prison this August, 12 years early, because of “good conduct.” He will have served 28 years of his 40-year sentence.

    His crime?...

  • Beyond the Glass Ceiling

    By Julie Wiener

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When word got out last week that Janet Engelhart had been named executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island - making her the only woman professional at the helm of one of the 40 largest federations - she received a flood of phone calls.

    Most were colleagues and...