March 07, 2014

Life is pretty great when a parent receives uplifting, informative text messages and phone calls throughout the week from his college-aged child. Now imagine the thrill when your child communicates her non-stop happiness to you from such places as the beach in Eilat, the classrooms of Tel Aviv University, the outdoor market in Carmel, the […]

March 06, 2014

In collaboration with our partners at Jewish Family Service, both the Alliance (three times a week) and Temple Am David (five times a week) open our doors to seniors for nutritious kosher lunches and engaging programs. These lunches provide a social and cultural lifeline for many of our community’s most vulnerable older adults. Indeed, your […]

March 06, 2014

If you’ve been to the Dwares JCC recently, you’ve noticed that not only are we making improvements to the facility, but the place is really buzzing. In the past, I’ve told you about some of the facility upgrades including the Parenting Center, a new classroom in the Early Childhood Center, a refreshed Creativity Center, improvements […]

March 06, 2014

Last Friday afternoon, Rabbi Dovid Schwartz welcomed me into his home, prior to attending Shabbat services at his shul, Sha’arei Tefilla, to meet his lovely family. Before we met, the Rabbi insisted that I have a portion of his most delicious homemade cholent. In turn, seeing the cholent simmering in the Schwartz’s crock pot triggered the […]

January 10, 2014

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

“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

 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

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

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

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 […]

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Living on the Edge: Economic Vulnerability in the Jewish Community

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