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February 07, 2020

Dear Friend: This Sunday evening marks the start of Tu B’Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees.” While we’ve come to know this as a day of ecological and environmental awareness, it’s also the perfect time to think about planting the metaphorical ‘seeds of tomorrow’ — and, as such, the perfect time to update you […]


January 24, 2020

Dear Friend: Like you, I witnessed the appalling rise in anti-Semitic incidents during Hanukkah in New York with a mix of anger and frustration.  Since then, I have been looking for a way to express my thoughts on the subject.  I was fortunate to co-author, with Rabbi Sarah Mack, a guest commentary in the Providence […]


January 10, 2020

At the Jewish Alliance, we are always looking for ways to better live into our mission, collaborate with other agencies, and make not just our Jewish community, but our entire Rhode Island community, stronger and more vibrant.  And like so many of you, we are concerned about the future of our planet. For the last […]


December 29, 2019

From the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island and Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Jewish Community prays for the victims of last night’s horrific anti-Semitic attack in Monsey, NY, at a Hanukkah celebration — and for all of the victims of recent anti-Semitic attacks in the New York area this […]


December 18, 2019

The work done by the Jewish Alliance touches lives locally and across the globe. Our new blog series, Get to Know Us, is intended to highlight that work and give you a glimpse into the people behind it…we hope you enjoy learning a bit more about who we are and what we do! When I […]


November 13, 2019

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island stands with the citizens of Israel as they endure a second straight day of rocket attacks from Gaza. The attacks have been ongoing since an Israeli military strike on a senior leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza. Israeli news outlets are reporting that a ceasefire may […]


September 24, 2019

The Jewish Alliance seeks your input as we build plans for a stronger more vibrant Jewish future. As we begin our next strategic planning process, we want to hear from you — greater Rhode Island’s Jewish community. Your feedback will help us to better understand the challenges facing our community, and the hopes we all […]


September 06, 2019

Dear Friend, As we transition to autumn, there is a sense of renewal in the air.  The last week has signified the beginning of a new school year and the return to familiar routines, and in the next few weeks, preparations for Rosh Hashanah and the New Year — allowing us to reflect on the past […]


June 06, 2019

A joint statement in support of Pride Month From the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island and Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, June 6, 2019 —The month of June is observed as Pride Month in memory of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City on June 28, 1969. In that event, members […]


May 03, 2019

Dear Friend: Last weekend was supposed to be a joyous one. Although the end of Passover should have been full of happiness, yet another shooting at a Jewish house of worship took that from us. As I learned about the victims, my heart fell further. At the Alliance, we immediately began thinking about the safety […]


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