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March 27, 2020

Dear Friend: A special message of gratitude from my daughter, Alexandria and me. Wishing you a healthy and peaceful Shabbat! Sincerely, Adam Greenman President & CEO


March 24, 2020

Dear Friend: First, thank you to all of you who have contacted us in response to our emails. We appreciate all the support and good wishes that you’ve sent! The Alliance’s Dwares JCC is all about community and connection. As a non-profit organization we are looking at how we can continue to fulfill our mission and support our […]


March 20, 2020

Cooking with Lisa – Puff Pastry Breakfast Pizza Hi there! It’s Lisa. You may know me from  the programs I’ve organized at the Jewish Alliance, or maybe you’ve seen me sweat it out with Coach Rob in the JCC. Given our current state of the world, with hunkering down and practicing social distancing, I recognized […]


March 20, 2020

Dear Friend: In this time of isolation, I felt it was important to change the typical format of my Shabbat message.  While it’s crucial that we all follow the guidelines to stay home, social distancing need not feel isolating.  If you have access to technology, use it.  Instead of texting, make a phone call.  FaceTime and Skype may not be the […]


March 11, 2020

Dear Friend: If your household is anything like the Greenman household, or if your workplace is anything like the Alliance, you’ve probably been thinking about coronavirus. I’ve spent the last few weeks, both personally and professionally, thinking about the impact that the virus could have on our community and reassuring my children that our statewide […]


February 07, 2020

Dear Friend: This Sunday evening marks the start of Tu B’Shevat, the “New Year of the Trees.” While we’ve come to know this as a day of ecological and environmental awareness, it’s also the perfect time to think about planting the metaphorical ‘seeds of tomorrow’ — and, as such, the perfect time to update you […]


January 24, 2020

Dear Friend: Like you, I witnessed the appalling rise in anti-Semitic incidents during Hanukkah in New York with a mix of anger and frustration.  Since then, I have been looking for a way to express my thoughts on the subject.  I was fortunate to co-author, with Rabbi Sarah Mack, a guest commentary in the Providence […]


January 10, 2020

At the Jewish Alliance, we are always looking for ways to better live into our mission, collaborate with other agencies, and make not just our Jewish community, but our entire Rhode Island community, stronger and more vibrant.  And like so many of you, we are concerned about the future of our planet. For the last […]


December 29, 2019

From the Board of Rabbis of Greater Rhode Island and Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Jewish Community prays for the victims of last night’s horrific anti-Semitic attack in Monsey, NY, at a Hanukkah celebration — and for all of the victims of recent anti-Semitic attacks in the New York area this […]


December 18, 2019

The work done by the Jewish Alliance touches lives locally and across the globe. Our new blog series, Get to Know Us, is intended to highlight that work and give you a glimpse into the people behind it…we hope you enjoy learning a bit more about who we are and what we do! When I […]


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