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Rhode Island businessman Rick Granoff and his friend and business associate former Red Sox great, David Ortiz, recently donated 1,000 COVID-19 rapid test kits for use at the Alliance’s Dwares … more
This year, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island’s annual Super Sunday fundraising day was the culmination of an entire week of giving. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday, Dec. 6, was successful and Giving Week was even more successful. The goal was to raise funds for the Alliance’s annual community campaign. On Super Sunday, 20 volunteer callers raised more than $22,000 from 84 donors.  Also volunteering were 15 thank you note writers who wrote more than 200 thank you cards to donors who have already given to the annual campaign.  more
Super Sunday is the biggest single fundraising day of the year for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. On Super Sunday the community joins together to raise the funds needed to support and … more
According to givingtuesday.org, Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day when people are encouraged to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that … more
Donor advised funds have quickly become one of the most popular charitable giving vehicles in the U.S., according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. In the first nine months of 2020 alone, … more
The Emergency Relief and Recovery Campaign, led by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, is off to a fast start, raising over $160,000 in its first three weeks.  More than 90 gifts have come in to support the efforts to provide for immediate needs such as food and long-term needs such as assistance with utilities, rent and other emerging needs.   more
(JTA) — Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian-Jewish businessman, is providing 3,000 free meals a day to Russians older than 65 in lockdown over the coronavirus.Vekselberg’s free meals project, … more
When I was a little girl growing up in Providence, my bubbe told me stories about her mother leaving Russia in 1905 and finding a better life in America. Throughout my bubbe’s life, … more
On Jan. 5, the Double Chai Society started the year off with cocktails and conversation at 1149 Restaurant in East Greenwich. Chaired by Bethany and Rich Sutton, the Double Chai Society is a giving … more
Mitzi Berkelhammer has deep roots in the Rhode Island community, and her commitment to the Jewish community runs just as deep.   She believes strongly in the importance of … more