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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
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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. […]


| by: Kara Marziali
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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
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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
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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!). […]


June 17,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Two nights ago at the Alliance Annual Meeting, all in attendance stood in a moment of silence to remember and honor the scores of innocents who were senselessly murdered and injured at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Thereafter, I saluted the power and inclusivity of our greater Rhode Island Jewish community, one which not only supports, comforts, […]


June 07,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan
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The Jewish Alliance’s 31st Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic was held yesterday at the Alpine Country Club. Thank you to the sponsors* and golfers whose continued support of the Dwares JCC and its programs are invaluable. Thanks to their generosity, we are able to: help fund life-enriching programs and services; ensure strong Jewish identities for […]


June 03,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
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In 1976, I proudly served as co-head of my high school’s Jewish Student Union (JSU). The JSU organized weekly Friday night services, sponsored a Sunday bagel breakfast, and dances a few times during the year to ensure that a supportive safe haven was provided for the Jewish students. My dear lifetime buddy, Joe Tatelbaum, and […]


May 25,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan
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From the Community Relations Council (CRC) of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island: On Monday, May 23, a day after an anti-Semitic act of vandalism in Pawtucket, Stebbins Stadium in Cranston was littered with spray paint graffiti. The messages were hateful. It included swastika symbols as well as hate directed to Muslim and African […]


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Anti-Semitic graffiti at Cranston Stadium

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