April 18, 2014

Chag Sameach friends and colleagues. I hope your Seders were terrific and meaningful. We must never take for granted the sacrifices made by our ancestors who made the historically transformative exodus out of Egypt in order to achieve freedom from oppression. Yes, Moses led the journey, but God was responsible for parting the Red Sea, […]

April 04, 2014

Deep down, aren’t we all journalists in some respect? Each of us collects our daily experiences and reports them in some manner, whether via email, social media, face-to-face conversations, or that antiquated communication vehicle, the telephone. Many of us would also love to channel our inner Woodward and Bernsteins but perhaps do not realize that […]

March 21, 2014

March 18 is always my most difficult day of the year, for this is the anniversary date of my father’s death.  My father died 19 years ago, and although almost two decades have elapsed, I still have trouble accepting the loss of my number one ally and role model. A man so invincibly vital, handsome, […]

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 […]

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