Keyword: philanthropy

Secure your legacy with a planned gift to our Jewish …

Are you looking for a way to support the local Jewish community in perpetuity, to create a legacy in a place you care so much about? As you think about your hopes for the future, consider creating …

Rick Granoff and Big Papi donate test kits to JCC

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 …

Super Sunday, Giving Week raise funds for community …

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. 

Ready for Super Sunday!

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 …

7 reasons to give on Giving Tuesday

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 …

5 facts about donor advised funds

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, …

Emergency gifts help community

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.  

Russian-Jewish businessman donates 3,000 meals daily …

(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, …

Fulfillment of a dream

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, …

A strong start for Double Chai Society in 2017

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 …