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May 15,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL GROUNDBREAKING Monday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial at Memorial Park in Providence, 10+ years in the making, was well attended by numerous religious clergy, political leaders, and community members, and it filled me with great pride. This amazing project caught the attention of several media outlets including The Providence Journal, WLNE, WPRI, WJARand The Washington Times. The […]


May 11,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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By Providence Journal staff Posted May 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM  PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Religious and political leaders and community members gathered in Memorial Park Monday morning to break ground for a Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial 10 years in the making. The memorial will be located near the memorials for World War I and II […]


May 01,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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The Alliance and our partner federations are guided by such Jewish core values as areyvut (responsibility), hesed (kindness), tzedakah (righteous giving and justice), and tikkun olam (repairing of the world/social justice). Within the last week, two tragedies, those being the humanitarian catastrophe sparked by the earthquake in Nepal, and the barbaric crisis playing out in Baltimore, have shaken our […]


April 17,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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This week marked the 62nd anniversary of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). The genocide, the atrocities, and the depravity, which the Nazi’s engineered and perpetrated upon more than six million Jews and countless millions of other innocents during the 1930s and 1940s, will never make sense and must never, ever be forgotten. Yet with each […]


April 03,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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By now the tzimis has been prepared and the Tam Tams are about to meet the chopped liver. The commemorative plagues are ready to be unleashed. The paschal lamb bones, the charoset, bitter herbs, salt water and hard-boiled eggs have taken their places alongside the three sheets of matzoh. Elijah’s cup and chair are awaiting him. Pesach, our […]


March 20,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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I had the extreme pleasure to travel to sunny Florida for a few days with my wife and younger daughter to spend time with my mother and my in-laws. Even a mini vacation allows one the opportunity to pause, take a deep breath, and recharge his/her professional batteries. But even leisurely activities can trigger incredulity. […]


March 18,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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By Uriel Heilman March 17, 2015 8:59pm (JTA) – In the United States, the magic number on Election Day is 270, the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. In Israel, it’s 61, the number of seats needed to capture a majority in the 120-seat Knesset — and with it, the premiership. With Prime […]


March 17,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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March 17, 2015 4:18pm TEL AVIV (JTA) — Exit polls in Israel showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party neck and neck at the top with the center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog. The two parties had 27 seats each, according to the polls by the Channel 1 and Channel 10 television stations. Channel 2 […]


March 06,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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This past week, history played out in front of both my eyes and those of Marty Cooper, our Alliance Community Relations Director. Marty had the incredible honor of being Senator Jack Reed’s personal guest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congressional Address. (Marty will write about his experience in the March 13 issue of The Jewish Voice.) […]


February 20,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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In the Hebrew calendar, today is the first day of the month of Adar. And per the writings of the Talmud, Adar is the happiest and most joyful month of the year. We will be demonstrating such happiness later this month during the holiday of Purim, which honors the Jewish people’s redemption from and triumph over the […]


Shabbat Shalom From the President 02.20.15

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