I hope you’ve had a great week! In my travels across our community, there is one thing I’ve heard again and again this year: the importance of being a part of the Jewish community. In difficult times, like we have certainly experienced this year, the need to be part of a community becomes stronger, to know we are not alone. I have heard from so many who are thankful for the work that the Alliance does to bring our community together, in good times and in bad.

The resources that you invest in the Alliance make sure we can bring the community together for vigils to mourn and share our grief, and to celebrate who we are as we will do at the Jewish Culture Fest in a few weeks. Your investment makes sure that there are thriving educational opportunities for the next generation of Jewish community members, that college students at local Hillels have support and can find safe Jewish communities on campus, that those in need have the help to get themselves out of crisis. It makes sure we have places to gather like the Dwares JCC.

Click here to read the transcribed version of the Shabbat message.

I’m so proud that we were able to raise $1 million earlier this year to support the Israeli people in their time of need. That level of generosity made me so proud to be a part of this community. Now, I hope you’ll continue that generosity to help us support our Jewish community here in Rhode Island. If you’ve already made a gift, thank you. And I ask that you consider making an additional gift to help us close the $300,000 gap in our fundraising goal for this year. If you haven’t supported our community this year, I hope you will. A community is at its best when everyone pitches in.

Until next time, I wish you a safe, peaceful, and joyous Shabbat.

Shabbat Shalom,
Adam Greenman
President & CEO