Editor to leave The Jewish Voice, effective Sept. 13

The Jewish Voice will continue publication,
says publisher
Jeffrey Savit
The Jewish Voice will continue publication, says publisher Jeffrey Savit
Nancy Kirsch

PROVIDENCE – Effective Sept. 13, Nancy Kirsch, executive editor of The Jewish Voice, will leave the paper. After Kirsch announced her resignation earlier this summer, Jeffrey Savit, president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island – the paper’s publisher – sent an email to Alliance staff, Alliance board members and past presidents of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island, the Jewish Community Center and the Bureau of Jewish Education of Rhode Island (the agencies that merged to form the Alliance in January 2011).

“Although Nancy will conclude her five-year tenure at the Alliance on Sept. 13, The Jewish Voice, however, will continue to be published moving forward.

“I have the deepest gratitude and appreciation for Nancy’s dedication and commitment to The Jewish Voice. Under her leadership, the paper garnered national and local admiration and received numerous awards. Most recently, the Rhode Island Press Association awarded Nancy second place in editorial excellence this past May,” Savit wrote.
“I know you will join me in wishing Nancy all the best in her future endeavors.”

Kirsch shares her thoughts and reflections in her column on page 12, “No longer an observer, a participant once again.”

Effective Sept. 13, community members and agencies, schools and synagogues sending obituary notices, press releases, news of simchas, calendar items and all other submissions should continue to send them to nkirsch@jewishallianceri.org; updated information may be available in the next issue of The Jewish Voice.

Minna Ellison, senior vice president of planning for the Alliance (mellison@jewishallianceri.org or 421-4111) will be the point person for questions and concerns, Savit said.