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November 19, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I talk about the importance of Super Sunday, our single biggest fundraising day of the year. I’m so grateful to this year’s Super Sunday co-chairs, Brauna Doidge and Abigail Anthony. They are bringing such energy to the effort, and such a passion for the work. But they need your help. If you are […]


November 05, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I talk about how things are really starting to pick up at the Alliance–including the return of Evenings of Jewish Renaissance. This year, the event will be spread out over three nights with both in-person and virtual programming available. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. […]


October 22, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I highlight some milestones in our community, including the 60th anniversary of Temple Shalom in Middletown and the upcoming 75th anniversary of Providence Hebrew Day School. And I’m excited to share with you the first two episodes of Jewish Rhode Island’s podcast, Chutzpah!. Click here to read the transcribed version of the […]


October 08, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I talk about the launch of our 2022 Annual Community Campaign, the importance of how we landed at this year’s goal, and the impact your support makes here in Rhode Island, in Israel, and in communities throughout the world. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat […]


September 24, 2021

Dear Friend: As we begin 5782, I’m pleased to share some exciting additions to the way that we bring news and information to our community. You may have seen our first video series, Baking with Lisa, where Lisa Maybruch showed us how to make a variety of delicious and uniquely Jewish treats. Today I’m excited to share […]


September 10, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I reflect on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and talk about the power of living in the moment. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. Even as the memory of September 11th lives on for all of us, we should remember how […]


August 27, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I’m pleased to announce our new Community Microgrant Initiative–just in time for the New Year! Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. This microgrant program will award small grants to individuals (up to $500), as well as organizations (up to $5,000), looking to create opportunities […]


August 13, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I’m pleased to share with you our annual donor report. This year, we raised over $3 million from more than 1,600 donors. That funding gets reinvested directly into our community, ensuring that the Alliance can provide and support all of the things that Jewish communities like ours need. Click […]


July 30, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I follow-up on the situation that unfolded in the Bristol Warren School District, and I talk about the importance of educating the public and elected officials about our customs and rituals. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. The more we help people to learn […]


July 16, 2021

In this week’s message I talk about the ongoing issue facing students, families, and educators in the Bristol Warren School District, and the work we are doing to ensure the first day of school does not fall on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. […]


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Shabbat Shalom: Rosh Hashanah and the First Day of School

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