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| Sunday proves to be super, thanks to Rhode Islanders answering the call|| || || |
| By Hillary Schulman |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:50|
Sharon Gaines, left, Amanda Isenberg and Jeff Padwa, event co-chairs, and Susan Leach DeBlasio /Greg GermanowskiPROVIDENCE – The phenomenon of “Thanksgivikkah” has come and gone but was not lost at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island on November 24 for Super Sunday.
Rhode Island answered the call to help ensure a strong Jewish future. More than 75 volunteers gathered to raise $121,224 to propel the 2014 Annual Campaign past the $2 million mark. The volunteers thanked donors for their past support and were able to reach out, engage and bring many more people into the community. With the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah overlap, the community was reminded to give back, thus creating a communal atmosphere.
| Women celebrate the power of Jewish philanthropy|| || || |
| By Trine Lustig |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:48|
| Speaker Pam Jenoff /Alisa Kotler-Berkowitz|
There was palpable energy in the room when international best-selling author, Pam Jenoff, spoke to more than 100 women at the Women’s Alliance Campaign Celebration on November 20 at Ledgemont Country Club. Lezli Pious, event chair, said, “the Women’s Alliance is a place for women of all ages and all walks of life to come together through the bond of philanthropy. It is exciting to socialize with people who share the same values. Tonight we celebrate the power of women in our community.”
| Netanyahu: Deal with Iran a ‘historic mistake,’ Israel not bound by it|| || || |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:44|
BENJAMIN NETANYAHUJERUSALEM (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling an interim deal with Iran on its nuclear program a “historic mistake,” said Israel “has the right and the obligation to defend itself by itself against any threat.”
| Biking across America with a purpose|| || || |
| By Ilan Levine |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:41|
In a car, you see the world but you aren’t touching it. When it rains, you roll up your windows and flick on the wipers. When it is too cold or too hot, you turn on the seat warmer or use the AC. When the speed limit drops because of a small town, you groan, and when you’re bored, you turn on the radio. Driving is typical.
| By Arthur Slepian |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:39|
Just a few weeks ago, 22 LGBTQ Jews from around the world, current and future community leaders, joined A Wider Bridge on our third annual LGBTQ journey to Israel, and these were among the many powerful words participants used to describe the experience.
| By Lee Kossin |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:37|
The IDF selected=Much of Tacloban on Leyte Island in the Philippines was destroyed when it was hit by Typhoon Haiyan in early November. The death toll will probably never be exactly known but it is now more than 6,000 with another 23,000 people injured. The worldwide response has already been tremendous but, of course, more is needed.
| By Hunter Miller |
| Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:32|
| Ann Koenig and Hunter Miller /ANN KOENIG|
HARTFORD, Conn. – All people face hardships in life; whether it’s getting a bad grade on a test, fighting with a close friend, or even having the pizza man put too much pepperoni on the pizza. To a hero, these problems don’t count as hardships. An example of a true hardship for a hero is something much more serious, dangerous, scary and threatening. One of the greatest, of course, is cancer.