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August 28,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” Inspired by these words of Elie Wiesel, the Rhode Island Jewish community gathered this past Wednesday to dedicate a humble yet poignant Holocaust Memorial. On this, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and in the face of […]


August 14,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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This Shabbat we will pray that the new month of Elul be filled with blessings–we ask for good health, sustenance, and joy. It is no coincidence that at this time, we launch AccessJewishRI.org, our information and referral website. Part of the Living on the Edge (LOE) initiative, AccessJewishRI.org is a confidential, easy to access, one-stop portal to navigate services […]


July 31,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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Life sometimes takes unexpected turns, even at summer camp. This past Saturday night, a car crashed into a telephone pole outside the gates of Stagedoor Manor Camp for the Performing Arts in the Catskills, and the city of Loch Sheldrake, New York was without power for about six hours. Stagedoor, which is a camp for […]


June 26,2015 | by: Kara Marziali
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]


Ground breaking ceremony for R.I. Holocaust memorial ‘that will continue to tell the story’

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