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This was presented by Richard Licht at the June 8 Alliance annual meeting. It has been edited slightly for publication. Six years ago our community took a risk and embarked on a new voyage. Three venerable institutions – each with a storied history of serving the Rhode Island Jewish community – combined to form the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. While the new Alliance had dedicated lay leadership and a talented and committed staff, it lacked a professional leader. So we doubled down on our bet and engaged a man who lacked the typical credentials and curriculum vitae for a CEO of a major Jewish nonprofit organization. more
Earlier this year, Jeffrey Savit announced his resignation as president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. This speech was presented at the June 8 annual meeting of the Alliance. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. …” It’s as if Charles Dickens was foreshadowing the Rhode Island Jewish community in 2011. When I arrived, we were a proud yet “siloed” community wrought asunder by severe financial challenges and divided loyalties. In the intervening six years, territorial duality is being increasingly replaced by compassionate UNITY, which I believe to be the five most important letters of the word community. more
On June 8, the Jewish community of Rhode Island gathered in the newly renovated Victor and Gussie Baxt Social Hall at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center for the sixth annual meeting of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. The beautiful new space was a fitting venue in which to celebrate six years of the Alliance and honor outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Savit, who has led the Alliance through its infancy and the renovations to its Dwares JCC, in Providence. more
Adam Greenman will be the next president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, it was announced on June 14. Greenman comes from a nonprofit background, working most recently as executive vice president of United Way of Rhode Island and executive director of the Rhode Island Afterschool Plus Alliance. more
A ride to remember [Photo gallery]
A few photos from the June 9 Ride 2 Remember with members of the Jewish Motorcycle Alliance from across the United States and Canada. The ride raised funds for the Sandra Bornstein Holocaust … more
Adam Greenman will be the next president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. The announcement was made today. Greenman comes from a nonprofit background, … more
PROVIDENCE – It was a festive celebration for all ages as the Alliance’s Dwares JCC officially reopened on May 24. Visitors streamed into the newly renovated building at 5 p.m., … more
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island will celebrate the reopening and dedication of the newly renovated Bonnie and Donald Dwares JCC, located at 401 Elmgrove Ave., Providence, on Wednesday, … more
Remember and honor those who have fallen in the defense of the State of Israel or during acts of terror during a memorial ceremony April 30 at the Dwares Jewish Community Center. Since 1963, Yom … more
“Food has powers. It picks us up from our lonely corners and sits us back down, together. … Food is the keeper of our memories, connecting us with our pasts and with our … more
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