September 28,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan

A statement from Jewish Federations of North America: Jewish Federations deeply mourn the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l, universally recognized as one of Israel’s greatest leaders and one of North American Jewry’s closest Israeli friends. A member of Israel’s founding generation, an eloquent spokesperson for his country and a strong advocate for Jewish peoplehood, Peres was […]

September 23,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Greetings from Havana, where I am leading an Alliance mission through the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee). We are experiencing the Jewish community and other facets of this complex and fascinating country. Since the Cuban government eased its restrictions on religious freedoms in 1991, JDC has been working with the community, providing food and supplies as […]

September 15,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
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With the High Holy Days right around the corner, Larry Katz, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at the Alliance,  has compiled additional resources for this site. Check out the web page dedicated to the Holidays of the Month of Tishrei under the Jewish Resources tab. You’ll find information about the High Holy Days, links to resources and […]

September 09,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

During the next several months, each of us has the opportunity to participate in two Super Sundays. One will take place February 5, 2017 when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will travel to Texas to reclaim their Super Bowl title. The other will be right here in Rhode Island on September 18, 2016. […]

August 26,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
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Quite recently, I was called a helicopter father by my brother and a helicopter son by my mother. I am sure my wife would bestow me with a similar designation were I not hovering over her so much. I actually hold such as terms of both endearment and honor. And as Alliance CEO, I believe […]

August 19,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
Students attending the Eides Family J-Space After School program enjoy dozens of activities including gardening, arts & crafts, swimming, sports, homework help, games, healthy snacks and more!

The Jewish Voice Friday, August 19, 2016 By Kara Marziali “Do you know how lucky we are?” she chimed, as she slung a purple backpack over her shoulders. Then with one hand, she swiftly took hold of her dad’s jacket trying to get his attention, and in the other hand she was showing off a […]

July 15,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan

Last evening, while France was celebrating Bastille Day, a terrorist attack occurred killing 84 and injuring many more. Also taking place last night, after the terror attack in France, a mosque near the University of Rhode Island campus was vandalized. This was the first attack of vandalism at the mosque which was founded in 2001. […]

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Recently I had the great pleasure of visiting Camp JORI on Wordens Pond in Wakefield, RI.  Although the weather that day was hot and humid, the JORI waterfront, ball fields and bunks were glistening, and the camp atmosphere was positively electric.  I loved eating lunch surrounded by the ecstatically happy children and counselors.  I have also […]

July 13,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan

Learn more about this year’s Shabbaton! My name is Matthew Fleischmann, I have been a stakeholder of (401)j for about two years now, and the connections and community built through this group have been incredible. So what is Shabbaton? Part of my experience was attending the first Shabbaton last year, held at Camp JORI. So […]

July 01,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

This coming Monday, America marks its 340th birthday. To celebrate this holiday weekend, many of us will spend fun, quality time with our families at beaches, cookouts, and parades. But one needs to also remember that July 4th commemorates our country’s independence from England’s imperial government in the 1700’s (and not from Brexit in 2016!). […]

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