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February 12,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
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My family has become extremely close with a most remarkable and observant man, Harry Jankelle. Harry, who is 97 years young, was a WWII veteran and a pharmacist, and is the most loving father and grandfather imaginable. He had one final wish to fulfill while still healthy enough to do so. Harry wanted to return […]


January 29,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
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Age is a relatively funny concept, isn’t it? Once upon a time I was 18, and now all of a sudden I am 56. Fifty-six is now the new 36, or at least I would like to think so. Yet truth be told, industry titans like Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Abigail Johnson are still […]


January 15,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
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Remember in the early 1970s when that idealistically young Barbra Streisand fell in love with that ridiculously handsome Robert Redford in the “The Way We Were?” At that time, Alliance Facilities Committee Chair Harold Foster began playing basketball with his buddies at the then brand new, state-of-the-art Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island. A lifetime of wonderful memories of community, achievement, and […]


January 04,2016 | by: Kara Marziali
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With visions of chicken wings and lo mein dancing in our heads, I wanted to share with you the hopes and dreams of some of my terrific colleagues for the upcoming 2016 New Year: Seth Finkle, Director of Camp Haverim and Teen Programming Coordinator: “My hope and dream for the new year is that everyone […]


December 18,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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The happiness that my daughters Mollie and Chloe provide for my wife and me is immeasurable. Lori and I take such great pride in their considerable accomplishments,kvell when life shines upon them, and suffer accordingly if they grow downcast. As a loving father, I try to be the empathetic, selfless, and omnipresent role model for my two daughters […]


December 09,2015 | by: Brian Sullivan
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In case you missed today’s broadcast, here’s a link to Wendy Joering’s appearance on The Rhode Show. Wendy was invited to speak about some of the traditions associated with Hanukkah.   Wendy Joering is the Jewish Alliance’s Director of Membership and Concierge Services.


December 04,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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When Hanukkah begins this Sunday night, I will exhibit great personal willpower and eat only one deliciously oily potato latke. Even I would not consider such personal willpower to be a Hanukkah miracle. (It is more like a Maccabean struggle to maintain my current diet.) But we would not be celebrating our annual eight-day Festival of […]


| by: Brian Sullivan

Watch the video to learn more about the work of the Jewish Alliance along with some of our local and global partner agencies: The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island Annual Campaign from Jewish Alliance on Vimeo. Click here to learn more about the Alliance Annual Campaign.


November 20,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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I recently returned from the most impactful trip of my lifetime–that being the Alliance Interfaith Community Leaders Mission to Israel. Although I will write much more about my tremendous experience in next week’s edition of the Jewish Voice, today I wanted to introduce you to my new terrific young friend and protector, Gad, who served […]


November 19,2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

Rabbi Hillel said, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?” We, as Jews are empathetic with the plight of the innocent victims of the escalating violence in Syria. We must demonstrate compassion and understanding. Times like these […]


Statement on Syrian Refugees

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