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July 10, 2020

Four months ago I sat down at my kitchen table to browse through a kosher cook book that was given to me by the editor of Jewish Rhode Island. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that this project was supposed to be a simple recipe review. All I had to do […]


July 03, 2020

Dear Friend: In this week’s video message I talk about the importance of wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing as large parts of our nation experience spikes in COVID-19 cases. To learn more about the phased reopening of the Dwares JCC, including information about Aquatics, Summer J-Camp, and overall safety measures, please click here. Wishing […]


June 23, 2020

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island strongly condemn the anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic vandalism and destruction of property that was recently perpetrated at the Dominican Community Cemetery at Providence College. We extend our wishes for a speedy recovery to the Public Safety Officer who was assaulted while […]


June 19, 2020

Dear Friend: In this week’s video message I talk about some of the major milestones we use to mark our lives — both personally and professionally. And while this year’s celebrations have been different, they are equally inspiring and show just how resilient we are. Click here to watch a recording of the Jewish Alliance’s […]


June 17, 2020

Dear  friends, The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and Congregation Beth Sholom are excited to announce a new partnership. Congregation Beth Sholom will be moving to the Jewish Alliance’s Dwares JCC and will begin holding services and classes at the JCC beginning in July. This will enable Congregation Beth Sholom to find a new […]


June 12, 2020

Dear Friend: In this week’s video message I give an update on the COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Recovery Fund and talk a bit about the impact our Annual Campaign makes in the community.   Please consider supporting the Annual Campaign today. To make a donation, click here. REMINDER: Save the date for the Jewish Alliance’s 9th […]


June 05, 2020

Dear Friend: In this week’s video message I reflect on recent events and talk about the systemic and historical racism that is facing our state and nation. To see the joint statement we released with the Board of Rabbis pledging our support to the Black community, please click here. And please save the date for […]


June 03, 2020

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode and the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island are heartbroken and angered by the death of George Floyd at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis last week. We stand with the Black community and all communities in mourning the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmed Aubrey, Breonna Taylor […]


May 28, 2020

Dear Friend: In this week’s video message I talk about Shavuot and the importance of looking for bright spots in our daily lives. REMINDER: If you are in need of assistance, please contact Jewish Collaborative Services at 401.331.1244. And please consider supporting the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund; 100% of funds raised will assist those locally who have been hardest hit […]


May 22, 2020

Dear Friend: In this week’s video message I talk about our plans for a gradual phased reopening from inside the Dwares JCC. Here’s a link to more information about our reopening plans including resources and assets for agencies and synagogues. REMINDER: If you are in need of assistance, please contact Jewish Collaborative Services at 401.331.1244. And please consider supporting the COVID-19 […]


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