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August 12, 2022

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I speak about the concerning rise of antisemitic incidents across our state including a recent post made by a Tiverton restaurant to their social media page. I am grateful that so many people outside of the Jewish community were outraged by the incident, and it has led to truly […]


August 01, 2022

Antisemitism threatens Rhode Island’s founding ideals and principles. We must take it seriously. Everyone in our state has a role to play in fighting antisemitism and hatred in all forms, writes Adam Greenman, president and CEO of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island Published in Boston Globe Rhode Island August 1, 2022 Last week, […]


July 29, 2022

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I reflect on my recent trip to Poland. It’s hard to believe that five days can create such a range of emotions. Today, I’d like to share the story of one Ukrainian refugee family, and how because of you, because of all of us, they are safe and on […]


July 25, 2022

Rhode Island’s Jewish communal agencies, including the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Jewish Collaborative Services, and the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island are dismayed by the increasingly frequent Holocaust comparisons being made in local public discourse, as well as on social media, including a recent incident by […]


July 15, 2022

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I talk about a trip to Poland that board chair Harris Chorney and I are embarking on tomorrow. We’ll witness firsthand the impact that dollars raised by our greater Rhode Island Jewish community are making in the lives of Ukrainian refugees.   Click here to read the transcribed version […]


July 01, 2022

Dear Friend: In my last Shabbat message, I paid tribute to our outgoing board chair Jamie Pious, and introduced you to our new board chair, Harris Chorney. Today, I’d like to pay tribute to you, because without all of you, and without all of your support, there would be no community. Click here to read the transcribed […]


June 23, 2022

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island held its 11th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 26. Our thanks to all those in attendance as we bid farewell to our outgoing board chair James Pious, and ushered in our new board chair Harris Chorney. Special congratulations to this year’s award winners: • Sara Miller-Paul, recipient of […]


June 17, 2022

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I talk about the Alliance’s eleventh annual meeting, which took place last night. We honored Jamie Pious for his service as Alliance Board Chair for the last three years, and we welcomed and installed our new Board Chair, Harris Chorney. Today, I’d like to share with you a little […]


June 03, 2022

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I talk about some of the engaging, educational, and fun programs taking place over the next month that offer something for just about everyone. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. Here are links to the events and initiatives mentioned in this week’s message: 2nd Annual […]


May 20, 2022

Dear Friend: In this week’s message I talk about the horrific events that took place in Buffalo last weekend, and I share some of the emotions I’m feeling as my my daughter prepares to become a bat mitzvah tomorrow. Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message. It can be easy to […]


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