January 23,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

When I was studying for my Master’s degree in social work, one of my assignments was to write a five page paper entitled “Who Am I?” Ten years later, I would like to revisit that question. Simply stated, I am a Jew. I am a devoted Jewish husband, father, son, son-in-law, uncle, cousin, colleague, and […]

January 09,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

     Join me and event co-chairs Deb Salinger and Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz this Sunday, January 11 for  Super Sunday. Volunteers on behalf of the Alliance will make telephone calls across the state to raise essential dollars for all the programs we subsidize both locally and overseas. To date, our community’s Annual Campaign has raised roughly $2.5 […]

December 26,2014 | by: Kara Marziali

  The dictionary defines impact as being “the effect or impression of one person or thing on another.” As both Hanukkah and the year 2014 conclude, we all have a chance to look back and reflect upon the last several months.   This often makes me wonder whether such salutary actions can signify positive impact, […]

December 18,2014 | by: Kara Marziali

Providence Business News By Lori Stabile  Providence Business nNws Web Editor Twitter: @loristabile PROVIDENCE – The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s website is among the top 10 Jewish community center websites this year, according to Accrinet, a North Carolina-based web design and internet marketing firm. The Alliance website,, was redesigned last year. Users can […]

December 12,2014 | by: Kara Marziali

   This past Sunday night, Hanukkah came early to Rhode Island. Joshua Malina, the featured keynote celebrity speaker at our Alliance Annual Campaign event, wowed an audience of roughly 250 people at Temple Emanu-El. He explained to us in the warmest, engaging, and thoughtful manner that, indeed, one could remain an intelligent mensch and make […]

December 10,2014 | by: Kara Marziali

PROVIDENCE, December 9, 2014 — Accrinet, a North Carolina-based web design and internet marketing company has announced the best JCC websites of 2014 and the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island was among the top 10. The Alliance website, which was redesigned last year, allows users to access more detailed, up-to-date information on all aspects […]

December 09,2014 | by: Kara Marziali

Thanksgiving simply could not come at a better time. I have always found Thanksgiving to be the holiday where we are able to embrace our families, our friends, and quite frankly ourselves. We are able to gorge ourselves silly for numerous meals, laugh wholeheartedly, watch football games until our eyes glaze over, and relish the […]

November 18,2014 | by: Brian Sullivan

November 18, 2014 In response to today’s horrific attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem, where Palestinian terrorists killed at least four Jewish worshippers, the Jewish Alliance, along with the Jewish Federations of North America call on the global community to join in condemning those responsible. The Jewish Alliance is shocked by the horrific attack on […]

November 14,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
(From L-R) Rabbi Elan Babchuck (Temple Emanu-El), Minna Ellison (Alliance), Rabbi Sarah Mack (Temple Beth-El), Erin Moseley (Alliance), Rabbi Barry Dollinger (Temple Beth Sholom), Rabbi Wayne Franklin (Temple Emanu-El), Jeffrey K. Savit (Alliance), and Terry Smiley (Federation of Cape Cod).

Four days later, I am still kvelling. This past Tuesday, our intrepid (401)j founders–Rabbi Sarah Mack of Temple Beth-El, Rabbi Barry Dolinger of Congregation Beth Sholom, Rabbi Elan Babchuck of Temple Emanu-El, and Alliance Arts & Culture Director Erin Moseley– captured the collective imaginations of scores of participants at the Jewish Federations of North America […]

October 31,2014 | by: Kara Marziali

I have three great words to present to you: “Harmony. Friendship. Benevolence.” These words not only embody but also constitute the mantra of the Touro Fraternal Association. Touro is the largest Jewish fraternal association in New England. For 97 years and counting, Touro has provided a warm, fun, and nurturing community of camaraderie and goodness […]

Shabbat Shalom From the President 10.31.14

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