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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 […]


July 25,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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As I stated two nights ago at our profoundly meaningful Community Solidarity Rally for Israel at the Dwares JCC, which was attended by more than 400 individuals, the Hebrew word azaka, which means warning or alarm, dominates daily conversations. As described earlier this week in Haaretz, “once it was the wail of Mordecai discovering that […]


July 24,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
Bruce Phillips, of Providence, prays with the crowd gathered at the Jewish Community Center on the East Side. The rally on Wednesday evening was to show support for Israel. (Glenn Osmundson/The Providence Journal)

by Thomas J. Morgan, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. — “Stop the sirens — Israel under fire” read the banner on the sidewalk outside the Jewish Community Center on the East Side, where a crowd of about 200 turned out Wednesday to show support for Israel’s campaign against rocket-firing Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. “Israelis […]


July 17,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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Click here to view abc6 news segment that aired on July 16, 2014 by Mike LaCrosse The conflict between Israel and Palestine is hitting close to home for people in the Jewish community. “This is the homeland for our people.  This is a situation of grave concern for all of us,” said Jeffrey Savit, President […]


July 11,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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Kidnappings. Revenge. Fanatic nationalism. Terrorism. Innocent, young lives lost and families destroyed. Israeli and Palestinian parents unthinkably united by personal devastation. Long range rocket barrages. The mobilization of ground troops. Sirens. Bomb shelters. Evacuations. Destruction. And Trauma. A mere several weekends ago, my daughter was sunbathing on Gordon Beach in Tel Aviv and reveling in […]


June 30,2014 | by: Kara Marziali
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The Rhode Island Jewish community joins the global Jewish community in a state of mourning over the tragic deaths of Naftali Frenkel (16), Gilad Sha’ar (16), Eyal Yifrah (19). Hours ago, Israeli media announced that the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens have been found in an open field north of Hebron. It is confirmed […]


Mourning the Death of Kidnapped Teens

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