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You’ve probably stalled in making a charitable gift numerous times before. Thinking you can’t afford it, will be embarrassed because your gift will be small, you won’t be able to choose among the many worthy organizations – it’s too much. … more
For decades, Jewish communities across North America have organized themselves by establishing Jewish communal institutions responding to the urgent needs of the times. Jewish Federations, in particular, and now the Jewish Alliance, have played and … more
Several states, including Rhode Island, provide tax credits for people or corporations that invest in education through Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). In Rhode Island, those who pledge and donate to such organizations two years in a row … more
Along with Miami, Baltimore, Chicago and Memphis, the Jewish Federation Foundation of Greater Rhode Island, chaired by Doris Feinberg, recently became one of the first Jewish endowments in North America to commit funds to the Israeli Stock Market. … more
After graduating law school and practicing for two years, I launched an airline ticket business, which was quickly profitable. I sold that business in 1991 and then launched Hotel Reservations Network, which became hotels.com. I sold the balance of … more
When Judith Yovel Recanati and her late husband Dr. Israel Yovel founded the Gandyr Foundation in 2004, they invited their three daughters to join the family foundation as equal partners. “When I was growing up, the businessmen dealt with … more
Neal Drobnis, Jewish Family Service Coordinator, (standing right) introduced Governor Lincoln Chaffee (standing center) to seniors at a Kosher lunch on January 24. more
The armistice ending the Korean Conflict had been in place for two years when Justin “Jay” Strauss enlisted in the US Air Force in 1955. It was the era of the Cold War, a time of deep tension and mistrust between former allies. Jay Strauss … more
Just a few weeks ago, I had the privilege to go to Israel on an amazing program called Taglit-Birthright Israel, a free ten-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults, ages 18 to 26. I was very excited to go. It was my first time flying back … more
Upon meeting Jack Feibelman, one is immediately struck by his quiet yet powerful presence. He has been described as a “modest man” who “doesn’t like the spotlight or a lot of hoopla.” Jack was recently honored as The Miriam Hospital … more
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