David Talan from Temple Torat Yisrael (East Greenwich) recently received the “Keeper of the Flame” award, from the New England Federation Of Jewish Men’s Clubs. The award, given to outstanding leaders of Temple Men’s Clubs, was presented at a dinner attended by 320 people, from 13 temples in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, at Temple Emunah in Lexington Massachusetts.
Talan, of Providence, is in charge of programming for Torat Yisrael’s Men’s Club. He arranges speaking programs for monthly breakfasts. He also is on the temple’s Board of Trustees and the Membership Committee.
Active in the Jewish community, Talan is on the board of Hillel at the University of Rhode Island, on the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island and on the Board of the R.I. Coalition for Israel (RICI) – a group of Christians and Jews who support Israel and oppose BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions).
A community activist, Talan is also president of the Reservoir Triangle Neighborhood Association in Providence; past-President of the Elmwood Little League; and is administrative assistant to State Rep. Ramon Perez (D-Dist. 13).