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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. […]


July 09, 2021

BRISTOL – Despite numerous attempts to get the school committee to change the start date of school in the Bristol Warren Regional School District, school will still begin on Sept. 7 the first day of Rosh Hashanah. On Thursday, July 8, concerned members of the community held a news conference in an effort to raise […]


July 02, 2021

Dear Friend: The theme of this week’s message is a simple one: Thank you. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. Until next time, I hope you have a wonderful and meaningful Independence Day, and a safe, peaceful, and joyous Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom! Sincerely, Adam Greenman President & CEO


June 18, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I reflect on the Alliance’s 10th annual meeting and our organizational value of Hineni, which translates to “here I am.” Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. I need you to join me in saying Hineni, here I am. To jointly proclaim our responsibility to our community. To […]


June 04, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I reflect on how far we’ve come in the last year, how the Dwares JCC is emerging into a new normal, and I invite you to join us virtually for the Jewish Alliance’s 10th Annual Meeting. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. As hope […]


May 21, 2021

Dear Friend: In this week’s message, I talk about a recent visit to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC with my family, and the realization I had about the importance of empathy. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. As we head into Shabbat, let’s all pledge to have […]


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Shabbat Shalom: The Importance of Empathy

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