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Last April, the Alliance JCC screened Life in Stills, a documentary by Tamar Tal that focuses on the work of the legendary Israeli photographer Rudi Weissenstein. Erin Moseley, Director of Arts & Culture and NextGen Engagement, shares that people … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is excited to announce an upcoming launch for a new way to contribute to its fight against poverty and economic insecurity. Developing a crowdfunding platform is part of the response to the “Living … more
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
Thinking outside the box or maybe thinking inside the right box is required when it comes to taxes and tax planning. There are constant changes to the laws and we must constantly be aware of them. A father-daughter team [the author’s father is … more
(JTA) — Scarlett Johansson addressed criticism from the Oxfam aid organization over her role as spokeswoman for SodaStream, which operates a factory in the West Bank. “I remain a supporter of economic cooperation and social interaction … more
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