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The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island kicked off its 2020 Annual Campaign on Sept. 15 with another successful Super Sunday. With the help of enthusiastic volunteers and all the donors who answered their calls, the Alliance has raised more than $64,000 to date. more
NEWPORT – On Aug. 18, a packed audience in Touro Synagogue heard two historic letters read aloud, marking the 72nd anniversary of the moving community ceremony. The audience listened with rapt … more
Rabbi Barry Dolinger of Congregation Beth Shalom in Providence has been chosen to participate in the 2019-2020 cohort of the LEAP Fellowship, created by Clal and the Herbert D. Katz Center for … more
I’m supposed to meet Deena Liffmann at the RISD Museum, but she’s nowhere to be seen. I step outside to look for her along Benefit Street, and I suddenly realize that I’m in the … more
As summer changes to fall, students prepare for school and beach days drift away, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is powering up for Super Sunday, a unifying day of philanthropy that demonstrates the power of community. Every year, the Jewish community comes together in support of the Alliance’s Annual Campaign and the more than 300 programs and services it funds annually. more
In July, the Touro Fraternal Association announced its intent to pay High Holy Days security costs for all Rhode Island synagogues, Chabad houses, and Hillel organizations. As of this writing, that offer has been accepted by 18 congregations across the state. more
For Michael Fel, Temple Emanu-El’s new senior rabbi, moving to Providence is a bit of a homecoming. Rabbi Fel grew up in Miami, but his wife, Shayna, is a graduate of the Alperin Schechter Day School (now the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island) and her brother, Ami Hersh, was Rabbi Fel’s best friend in rabbinical school. That’s how the couple met. more
PROVIDENCE – In a news conference Tuesday morning, organized by Never Again Action, immigrant activists as well as state and local leaders and leaders of the Jewish community denounced the … more
Every summer, Jews worldwide commemorate the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem with a three-week period of introspection that culminates in Tisha b’Av, a national day of mourning. During this period, Project Shoresh sponsored a series of three programs designed to engage and inspire members of the Rhode Island Jewish community. more
PROVIDENCE – If you think the chief development officer at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island looks familiar, you would be right. Sara Masri has had a close connection to the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center since she came to Rhode Island in 2001 to work at the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island as director of planning and allocations.  more
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