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October 15, 2014

Sukkot is similar to the holiday of Thanksgiving, the eight days of which we celebrate the agricultural harvest with family, friends, and food within the temporary shelter of a sukkah (hut). Sukkot is also the time of year when the warmth of summer transitions towards the coldness of winter. As starkly illustrated by the 2013 […]


October 06, 2014

As Kol Nidrei dawns upon us this evening, I cower with the knowledge that our fates will be sealed for yet another year. I wonder then if there is anything we could do moving forward that could provide us, at a minimum, with some reassurance for another year of health and happiness? My answer, of […]


September 19, 2014

As the Jewish calendar year of 5774 winds its way towards its inevitable conclusion next week, it is now time for us to press the pause buttons on our respective DVD machines in order to reflect upon the deeds we either did, did not or should have performed in the preceding months.  During this month […]


September 05, 2014

This past summer, we rose to the challenge of supporting our brethren in Israel, by not only contributing more than $130,000 to the national Stop the Sirens Campaign and $10,000 to provide backpacks to the soldiers in Maor Mintz’s (our J-Camp Shaliach) Israeli reserve unit in Gaza, but also showing tremendous solidarity during both July’s […]


August 22, 2014

Each and every day, year after year, the work we do at the Jewish Alliance indeed changes the world. We’re connecting young families to each other and to the community, inspiring them to explore opportunities to participate in Jewish life. We’re creating a community-wide safety net for the economically vulnerable, seniors, and many others who […]


August 08, 2014

Our wonderful J-Camp Shaliach, Maor Mintz, wrote the following email of thanks to a few of my colleagues and me. I was so moved and proud that I wanted to share a slightly edited version of it with you. Shalom Everyone, A few weeks ago my reserve unit in Israel got called for active duty […]


July 31, 2014

By Haaretz U.S. immigrant to Israel designs online clock timer to show world how much time has passed since the last rocket was fired; ‘Sadly, this counter never really gets above an hour,’ he says. People around the world may find it hard to conceptualize the frequency with which rockets are fired toward Israel. Two […]


July 25, 2014

As I stated two nights ago at our profoundly meaningful Community Solidarity Rally for Israel at the Dwares JCC, which was attended by more than 400 individuals, the Hebrew word azaka, which means warning or alarm, dominates daily conversations. As described earlier this week in Haaretz, “once it was the wail of Mordecai discovering that […]


July 24, 2014

by Thomas J. Morgan, Journal Staff Writer PROVIDENCE, R.I. — “Stop the sirens — Israel under fire” read the banner on the sidewalk outside the Jewish Community Center on the East Side, where a crowd of about 200 turned out Wednesday to show support for Israel’s campaign against rocket-firing Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. “Israelis […]


July 17, 2014

Click here to view abc6 news segment that aired on July 16, 2014 by Mike LaCrosse The conflict between Israel and Palestine is hitting close to home for people in the Jewish community. “This is the homeland for our people.  This is a situation of grave concern for all of us,” said Jeffrey Savit, President […]


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Israel-Palestinian conflict hits close to home in Rhode Island

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