November 04,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

In June, 1996, former Israeli President Shimon Peres z”l,  commented about the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace stating, “For peace, one must remember: As a bird cannot fly with one wing, as a man cannot applaud with one hand, so a country cannot make peace just with one side, with itself. For peace, we need the two of […]

October 21,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

We, as Jews, are a people of both collective and personal memory. We recall our Exodus from Egypt, and we remember departed parents, grandparents, and friends. Memory is such a powerful tool. As we approach the end of this High Holiday period of reflection, I once again present the following words written by Rabbi Jack Reimer, which […]

October 07,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

During these Days of Awe, many of us are reflecting upon all that has transpired since last Yom Kippur, 5776. My most immediate reflections take me back to the wonderfully inspiring members of the Jewish community of Havana, Cuba, with whom my fellow mission-goers and I had the distinct pleasure of spending quality time prior to […]

September 28,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan

A statement from Jewish Federations of North America: Jewish Federations deeply mourn the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l, universally recognized as one of Israel’s greatest leaders and one of North American Jewry’s closest Israeli friends. A member of Israel’s founding generation, an eloquent spokesperson for his country and a strong advocate for Jewish peoplehood, Peres was […]

September 23,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Greetings from Havana, where I am leading an Alliance mission through the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee). We are experiencing the Jewish community and other facets of this complex and fascinating country. Since the Cuban government eased its restrictions on religious freedoms in 1991, JDC has been working with the community, providing food and supplies as […]

September 15,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

With the High Holy Days right around the corner, Larry Katz, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at the Alliance,  has compiled additional resources for this site. Check out the web page dedicated to the Holidays of the Month of Tishrei under the Jewish Resources tab. You’ll find information about the High Holy Days, links to resources and […]

September 09,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

During the next several months, each of us has the opportunity to participate in two Super Sundays. One will take place February 5, 2017 when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will travel to Texas to reclaim their Super Bowl title. The other will be right here in Rhode Island on September 18, 2016. […]

August 26,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Quite recently, I was called a helicopter father by my brother and a helicopter son by my mother. I am sure my wife would bestow me with a similar designation were I not hovering over her so much. I actually hold such as terms of both endearment and honor. And as Alliance CEO, I believe […]

August 19,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

The Jewish Voice Friday, August 19, 2016 By Kara Marziali “Do you know how lucky we are?” she chimed, as she slung a purple backpack over her shoulders. Then with one hand, she swiftly took hold of her dad’s jacket trying to get his attention, and in the other hand she was showing off a […]

July 15,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan

Last evening, while France was celebrating Bastille Day, a terrorist attack occurred killing 84 and injuring many more. Also taking place last night, after the terror attack in France, a mosque near the University of Rhode Island campus was vandalized. This was the first attack of vandalism at the mosque which was founded in 2001. […]

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