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March 20,2016 | by: Brian Sullivan

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island strongly condemns the anti-Semitic and homophobic vandalism that was recently perpetrated at Brown University. We stand with our partner and friends at Brown RISD Hillel in saying that this kind of hateful conduct is unacceptable. We applaud the Brown administrators and the Department of Public Safety for their immediate […]


March 11,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Last Shabbat, my wife and I attended our cousin’s truly lovely Bar Mitzvah. In my mind, B’nai Mitzvah constitute the most unique and sentimental moments imaginable. Where else can a Jewish child show appreciation to the people who provide him/her with unconditional love, support and guidance? Not surprisingly, my mind wandered to my own Bar […]


February 26,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

If the Gershwin brothers were alive today, they might have written the lyrics to one of their classic songs as follows: “You say Sanders, and I say Clinton. You say Donald, and I say Marco. Marco, Donald, Clinton, Sanders…Let’s call the whole thing off.” But guess what? We cannot, nor should we. In our American […]


February 17,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Washington Trust, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island, kicked off the opening of its 21st branch at 229 Waterman Street on the historic East Side of Providence, Rhode Island with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, February 3rd. Washington Trust Chairman and CEO Joseph MarcAurele and President and COO Edward “Ned” Handy were joined by […]


February 12,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

My family has become extremely close with a most remarkable and observant man, Harry Jankelle. Harry, who is 97 years young, was a WWII veteran and a pharmacist, and is the most loving father and grandfather imaginable. He had one final wish to fulfill while still healthy enough to do so. Harry wanted to return […]


January 29,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Age is a relatively funny concept, isn’t it? Once upon a time I was 18, and now all of a sudden I am 56. Fifty-six is now the new 36, or at least I would like to think so. Yet truth be told, industry titans like Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and Abigail Johnson are still […]


January 15,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

Remember in the early 1970s when that idealistically young Barbra Streisand fell in love with that ridiculously handsome Robert Redford in the “The Way We Were?” At that time, Alliance Facilities Committee Chair Harold Foster began playing basketball with his buddies at the then brand new, state-of-the-art Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island. A lifetime of wonderful memories of community, achievement, and […]


January 04,2016 | by: Kara Marziali

With visions of chicken wings and lo mein dancing in our heads, I wanted to share with you the hopes and dreams of some of my terrific colleagues for the upcoming 2016 New Year: Seth Finkle, Director of Camp Haverim and Teen Programming Coordinator: “My hope and dream for the new year is that everyone […]


December 18,2015 | by: Kara Marziali

The happiness that my daughters Mollie and Chloe provide for my wife and me is immeasurable. Lori and I take such great pride in their considerable accomplishments,kvell when life shines upon them, and suffer accordingly if they grow downcast. As a loving father, I try to be the empathetic, selfless, and omnipresent role model for my two daughters […]


December 09,2015 | by: Brian Sullivan

In case you missed today’s broadcast, here’s a link to Wendy Joering’s appearance on The Rhode Show. Wendy was invited to speak about some of the traditions associated with Hanukkah.   Wendy Joering is the Jewish Alliance’s Director of Membership and Concierge Services.


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Hanukkah on the Rhode Show

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