Outgoing Alliance chair reflects on past three years

Friday, July 5

This is my final presentation to you as Chair of the Board of the Jewish Alliance. I want to thank the past presidents of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Alliance for serving as my role models and mentors for the past three years. I would like to also thank my rabbis, Rabbi Howard Voss-Altman and Rabbi Sarah Mack, for their continued support.
d'Var Torah

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Editor's column

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Letters to the editor

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Friday, July 5

I am responding to the recent letters that are critical of the two Brown students who wrote an editorial concerning Israel and the BDS campaign against it (June 2019). While I certainly support …

Rising anti-Semitism

Friday, July 5

I would like to thank the editor of Jewish Rhode Island, Fran Ostendorf, for publishing views on both sides of the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) debate. This is a controversial …

From the archives

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