April 17, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

This week marked the 62nd anniversary of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day). The genocide, the atrocities, and the depravity, which the Nazi’s engineered and perpetrated upon more than six million Jews and countless millions of other innocents during the 1930s and 1940s, will never make sense and must never, ever be forgotten. Yet with each […]

April 03, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

By now the tzimis has been prepared and the Tam Tams are about to meet the chopped liver. The commemorative plagues are ready to be unleashed. The paschal lamb bones, the charoset, bitter herbs, salt water and hard-boiled eggs have taken their places alongside the three sheets of matzoh. Elijah’s cup and chair are awaiting him. Pesach, our […]

March 20, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

I had the extreme pleasure to travel to sunny Florida for a few days with my wife and younger daughter to spend time with my mother and my in-laws. Even a mini vacation allows one the opportunity to pause, take a deep breath, and recharge his/her professional batteries. But even leisurely activities can trigger incredulity. […]

March 18, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

By Uriel Heilman March 17, 2015 8:59pm (JTA) – In the United States, the magic number on Election Day is 270, the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. In Israel, it’s 61, the number of seats needed to capture a majority in the 120-seat Knesset — and with it, the premiership. With Prime […]

March 17, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

March 17, 2015 4:18pm TEL AVIV (JTA) — Exit polls in Israel showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party neck and neck at the top with the center-left Zionist Union led by Isaac Herzog. The two parties had 27 seats each, according to the polls by the Channel 1 and Channel 10 television stations. Channel 2 […]

March 06, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

This past week, history played out in front of both my eyes and those of Marty Cooper, our Alliance Community Relations Director. Marty had the incredible honor of being Senator Jack Reed’s personal guest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Congressional Address. (Marty will write about his experience in the March 13 issue of The Jewish Voice.) […]

February 20, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

In the Hebrew calendar, today is the first day of the month of Adar. And per the writings of the Talmud, Adar is the happiest and most joyful month of the year. We will be demonstrating such happiness later this month during the holiday of Purim, which honors the Jewish people’s redemption from and triumph over the […]

February 06, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

Remember when we were all complaining last July about how hot and humid it was? As much as I would like to disbelieve what Punxsutawney Phil saw earlier this week, I suspect that our winter weather is here to stay. So let me share something with you that has been warming me up and stimulating my […]

January 23, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

When I was studying for my Master’s degree in social work, one of my assignments was to write a five page paper entitled “Who Am I?” Ten years later, I would like to revisit that question. Simply stated, I am a Jew. I am a devoted Jewish husband, father, son, son-in-law, uncle, cousin, colleague, and […]

January 09, 2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

     Join me and event co-chairs Deb Salinger and Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz this Sunday, January 11 for  Super Sunday. Volunteers on behalf of the Alliance will make telephone calls across the state to raise essential dollars for all the programs we subsidize both locally and overseas. To date, our community’s Annual Campaign has raised roughly $2.5 […]

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