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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
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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 […]


October 15,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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Sukkot is similar to the holiday of Thanksgiving, the eight days of which we celebrate the agricultural harvest with family, friends, and food within the temporary shelter of a sukkah (hut). Sukkot is also the time of year when the warmth of summer transitions towards the coldness of winter. As starkly illustrated by the 2013 […]


October 06,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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As Kol Nidrei dawns upon us this evening, I cower with the knowledge that our fates will be sealed for yet another year. I wonder then if there is anything we could do moving forward that could provide us, at a minimum, with some reassurance for another year of health and happiness? My answer, of […]


September 19,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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As the Jewish calendar year of 5774 winds its way towards its inevitable conclusion next week, it is now time for us to press the pause buttons on our respective DVD machines in order to reflect upon the deeds we either did, did not or should have performed in the preceding months.  During this month […]


September 05,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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This past summer, we rose to the challenge of supporting our brethren in Israel, by not only contributing more than $130,000 to the national Stop the Sirens Campaign and $10,000 to provide backpacks to the soldiers in Maor Mintz’s (our J-Camp Shaliach) Israeli reserve unit in Gaza, but also showing tremendous solidarity during both July’s […]


August 22,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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Each and every day, year after year, the work we do at the Jewish Alliance indeed changes the world. We’re connecting young families to each other and to the community, inspiring them to explore opportunities to participate in Jewish life. We’re creating a community-wide safety net for the economically vulnerable, seniors, and many others who […]


August 08,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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Our wonderful J-Camp Shaliach, Maor Mintz, wrote the following email of thanks to a few of my colleagues and me. I was so moved and proud that I wanted to share a slightly edited version of it with you. Shalom Everyone, A few weeks ago my reserve unit in Israel got called for active duty […]


July 31,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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By Haaretz U.S. immigrant to Israel designs online clock timer to show world how much time has passed since the last rocket was fired; ‘Sadly, this counter never really gets above an hour,’ he says. People around the world may find it hard to conceptualize the frequency with which rockets are fired toward Israel. Two […]


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