January 10, 2014 | by: Brian Sullivan

A happy, healthy, and prosperous 2014 to one and all! Have each of you kept or broken your respective New Year’s resolutions? I am unsure how I have already gained two pounds in the last nine days–when I was supposed to be beginning to lose ten instead. Sound familiar? So how can we all adopt […]

December 27, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

“Volunteers aren’t paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” -Unknown It is hard to turn on the radio without hearing that this is “the most wonderful time of the year.” In reality, it is not the season to be jolly for upwards of 50% of our greater Rhode Island Jewish community. The […]

December 13, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

 Jeffrey Savit with Daniel Katz, Gabby Washay, Caleb Gladstone and Peter Garber How did it get to be mid-December so quickly?  Although snowy, cold, and dark nights have settled in, I want to transport you to a magical place which will hopefully warm your souls. This locale is Teddy Kollek Park, a lush green, urban […]

November 27, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

How terrific that beginning tonight we have the opportunity to begin celebrating a once-in-our lifetime holiday: Thanksgivukkah. For the first time ever, we will all be able to spin dreidels, eat jelly donuts (sufganiyot) and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday morning, as a prelude to the turkey, stuffing, and latkes during the […]

November 22, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

The Jewish Voice Readership Survey We’ve put together a five-minute survey to learn more about how people read The Jewish Voice. We’ll close the survey on December 15, 2013. This survey will help us understand: The demographics of The Jewish Voice readership How frequently the publication is read Your preferred format for reading The Jewish Voice Thank you for […]

November 20, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

As we celebrate freedom and prosperity it is important to remember that there are many Jews who live on the economic edge, face substantial financial insecurity and do not have the means to fully engage in Jewish life. by Fern Chertok and Daniel Parmer Next week is Thanksgivukkah, the rare convergence of the Hanukkah commemoration […]

November 11, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

The Jewish Federations of North America are mobilizing a communal response to the super Typhoon Haiyan, which has wrought widespread destruction in the Philippines. JFNA today opened a mailbox for Federations to support relief efforts by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), which is raising funds for relief efforts. JDC is consulting with local […]

November 01, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

For years, I was quite proud of myself that I had not succumbed to the allure of Facebook and blissfully remained a product of the 20th century. Then my oldest daughter Mollie travelled to Israel for her Gap Year: I figured if I wanted to know what she was doing (without having to constantly nudge her), […]

October 24, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, with the support of Alan Hassenfeld, commissioned Brandeis University’s Steinhardt Social Research Institute to examine the economic status of Greater Rhode Island’s Jewish community. Data indicated that half the Jewish households in communities served by the Alliance are financially fragile. Although the Alliance continues to address the issue […]

October 16, 2013 | by: Brian Sullivan

The Joseph & Leba Zelniker Conference, a program of the Educational Services Department of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, brings outstanding Jewish educators to the community. Local Jewish schools support the Zelniker Conference and the professional growth of their faculties so that teachers and principals can study and learn together. This year’s annual […]

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Communication coach Deborah Grayson Riegel headlining at Zelniker Conference

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