June 26,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

The other day I came across a slogan in a supermarket that declared: “Desserts are stressed spelled backwards.” Rarely does a Shabbat message revolve around grocery store wisdom, but this quotation is not only catchy, it’s also rather timely. The preceding twelve months have been beyond difficult for our worldwide and greater Rhode Island Jewish […]

June 25,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

Brian Sullivan, Director of Marketing of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, was awarded a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Marketer of the Year category in the 13th Annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. —public and private, for-profit and […]

June 12,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
Jeffrey at annual meeting-sq

This past Wednesday night the Jewish Alliance held its fourth Annual Meeting in celebration of our many dedicated volunteers, professionals, and the important work that we do to engage and inspire a vibrant Jewish community locally and globally. In addition to the installation of our Alliance Board members, we were honored to have as our […]

June 09,2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

Please join us in welcoming our new Fitness Center General Manager, Dori Venditti.  Dori comes to us with 20 years of experience in the fitness industry including a stint with our JCC from 2001 to 2004.    We’re also pleased to announce that you’ll be seeing the return of Lisa Mongeau as we introduce Personal […]

May 29,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

Shortly after assuming my position as Alliance President & CEO, a most wonderful human being took me out to lunch. When he asked me what was most important to me, I unhesitatingly responded it was my family. This extremely wise man then gently chided me and instructed that professional accountabilities must always be balanced with familial […]

May 15,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

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

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
nepal relief fund

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

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

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 […]

Shabbat Shalom From the President 04.03.15

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