September 25,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

During this past Yom Kippur morning service,  I was tremendously moved by the following prayer (whose attribution I am unable to credit) that I am sharing with you in its entirety. The prayer contains valuable takeaways and is instructive for all of us to become better than we ever dreamed possible. Where Holiness Can Be […]

| by: Kara Marziali

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has bestowed the Program Excellence Award to the CRC of Greater Rhode Island. The award will be presented at the upcoming JCPA Plenum in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, October 13 at the Capital Hilton hotel.   Mazel Tov to Marty Cooper and Maxine Richman for their leadership, commitment to eradicating […]

September 11,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

       Each year at this time, I am flooded with wistful, sentimental emotions. For instance, I marvel at how my daughters have matured during the previous twelve months, but, of course, I also ponder what I may have done differently to have guided them.        Just last week, my wife Lori […]

August 28,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

“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, our information and referral website. Part of the Living on the Edge (LOE) initiative, is a confidential, easy to access, one-stop portal to navigate services […]

July 31,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

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

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
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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

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 […]

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