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Jeffrey Savit delivers annual meeting speech PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:53

PROVIDENCE – Two-and-one-half years ago, our Rhode Island Jewish community made a bold and unprecedented move: the creation of our new Alliance. It was a needed seismic shift, in order to do business in the 21st century in a more nimble, cost-effective and collaborative manner.

 
Torat Yisrael dedicates its new building PDF Print E-mail
By Nancy Kirsch
   
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:52

Torat Yisrael President Susan Smoller accepts a tree – a gift from the local Muslim community – from Imam Walid Muhammad, as Andrew Sholes, center and Imam Farid Ansari observe.  /NANCY KIRSCHTorat Yisrael President Susan Smoller accepts a tree – a gift from the local Muslim community – from Imam Walid Muhammad, as Andrew Sholes, center and Imam Farid Ansari observe. /NANCY KIRSCHEAST GREENWICH – One group of wandering Jews has finally found a home … in East Greenwich.

 
Is the Orthodox community prepared to welcome women as spiritual leaders? PDF Print E-mail
By Ben Harris   
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:50

RABBI SHMUEL GOLDINRABBI SHMUEL GOLDINNEW YORK (JTA) – More than three years ago, following a broad Orthodox backlash to his decision to ordain a woman with the title “rabba,” Rabbi Avi Weiss made a promise: He wouldn’t do it again.

 
Alliance announces key staff promotions PDF Print E-mail
By Nancy Kirsch   
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:49

Larry Katz, Michelle Cicchitelli, Dan Hamel and Erin Moseley/Nancy KirschLarry Katz, Michelle Cicchitelli, Dan Hamel and Erin Moseley/Nancy KirschPROVIDENCE – Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island CEO Jeffrey Savit announced the promotions of several Alliance staff members, all of which will become effectively July 1.

 
At JCDS annual meeting, Ruti Adler receives Charles Samdperil Award PDF Print E-mail
By Shannon Conley   
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:46

Eileen Ellis, JCDS executive assistant, and Renee Rudnick, JCDS outgoing head, at the annual meeting /Karolyn WhiteEileen Ellis, JCDS executive assistant, and Renee Rudnick, JCDS outgoing head, at the annual meeting /Karolyn WhitePROVIDENCE – The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island’s annual meeting honors those who have shown a commitment to the school and the larger Jewish community.

 
A parting interview with Renee Rudnick PDF Print E-mail
By Nancy Kirsch
   
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:45

PROVIDENCE – Renee Rudnick, outgoing head of the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, talked with The Jewish Voice & Herald about the “highs and lows” of her four years at JCDS.

 
End-of-year celebrations include welcomes and farewells PDF Print E-mail
By Amy Olson   
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:40

URI Hillel board and staff members “get silly” for this photo at the June 3 annual meeting. Seated, from left, are Seth Finkle, Barbara Sokoloff, Mel Alperin, Henry Winkleman, Sam Shamoon and standing, from left, are Aaron Guttin, David Talan, Louis Kirschenbaum, Jhodi Redlich, Mark Ross, Susan Leach DeBlasio,                     Marty Waldman, Amy Weiss, Ron Freeman, Amy Olson and Martha Roberts. /Arlene WinklemanURI Hillel board and staff members “get silly” for this photo at the June 3 annual meeting. Seated, from left, are Seth Finkle, Barbara Sokoloff, Mel Alperin, Henry Winkleman, Sam Shamoon and standing, from left, are Aaron Guttin, David Talan, Louis Kirschenbaum, Jhodi Redlich, Mark Ross, Susan Leach DeBlasio, Marty Waldman, Amy Weiss, Ron Freeman, Amy Olson and Martha Roberts. /Arlene WinklemanKINGSTON – Comings and goings – hellos and goodbyes – were evident at URI Hillel’s awards night and, several weeks later, its annual meeting.

 
Rabbi Mordechai Rackover reflects on Jewish engagement PDF Print E-mail
By John Landry   
Friday, 21 June 2013 15:38

Rabbi Mordechai Rackover /Alisa Grace PhotographyRabbi Mordechai Rackover /Alisa Grace PhotographyQ. How engaged did you find students in Jewish activities and practices?

A. Definitely not all the Jewish students, but a lot of them were. I would tell people, I’m the rabbi for a small town of about 15,000 people (the total number of students and staff at Brown and RISD) with about 1,100 Jews, of which several hundred would regularly participate in something Jewish. Brown and RISD are amazing places with a lot to offer students, but plenty of Jews still wanted to be active in a Jewish context.

 
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