Adam Greenman appointed president, CEO of the Alliance


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.

He was recognized in 2016 as one of the Providence Business News’ 40 Under 40, and received the 2013 Youth Development Champion Award given by the Greater Providence YMCA. In 2011, Greenman was recognized as one of the Men Who Make a Difference, an award presented by the Women’s Resource Center of Newport County.

Greenman has a master’s degree in public administration from Rutgers University and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Northeastern University.

He is the second person to head the Alliance, succeeding Jeffrey Savit, who announced his resignation earlier this year. 

In 2015, Greenman traveled to Israel on the Alliance and Community Relations Council mission for Rhode Island leaders.

“I’m excited to work with the staff and volunteers of the Jewish Alliance to build on the great work that Jeffrey Savit started,” Greenman said.

“I look forward to leading this team as we create new opportunities for people to come together to celebrate our culture and faith, while working to further strengthen our Jewish community here and abroad.”

Greenman lives in Pawtucket with his wife and two daughters. He starts at the Alliance at the beginning of August.

FRAN OSTENDORF is the editor of The Jewish Voice.

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