Introducing: Breakout Sessions – Why Do We Hate?

Thursday, April 28

Welcome to one of the Breakout Sessions from Jewish Rhody Media, where we take conversations further and think more deeply with the guests who join us behind the mic. Coming May 6th.

Jewish Rhody Media presents Chutzpah!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Chutzpah! is a podcast exploring the personal side of leadership. Host Adam Greenman, CEO of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, sits down with innovators and leaders from across Rhode Island’s Jewish community to learn what true leadership means to them. Join us as we identify strengths, challenges and favorite moments, and discuss how human connection is what’s really behind the titles we hold.

Breakout Sessions: Why Do We Hate?

Listen to Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, a Sikh and a former white supremacist, who are advocates and experts in navigating and understanding hate and the ways it manifests in our communities.

Episode 10: Alan Litwin

Episode 10 closes out the first season of Chutzpah! Alan Litwin, managing director of KLR, discusses his career trajectory with host Adam Greenman. Alan and Adam share their thoughts on the …

Episode 9: Gillian Friedman Fox

In episode nine, Gillian Friedman Fox, executive director of Newport Classical, joins Adam Greenman to discuss what it takes to bring a modern approach to...

Episode 8: Andrew Bramson

In episode eight, Andrew Bramson, the president and CEO of the College Crusade of Rhode Island, sits down with Adam Greenman to discuss the power of change and leadership in the nonprofit field...

Episode 7: Cortney Nicolato

In episode seven, Cortney Nicolato, the president and CEO of United Way of Rhode Island, discusses everything from best practices in the nonprofit world to her journey into the tribe, and discovering …

Episode 6: Jeremy Isenberg

In episode six, Jeremy Isenberg, president of Chex Finer Foods, discusses the importance of leadership grounded in authenticity. Jeremy has dedicated himself to Chex, a business founded by his …

Episode 5: Rabbi Sarah Mack

In episode five, Rabbi Sarah Mack of Temple Beth-El in Providence discusses everything from the influence of nature on her spirituality, to the importance of strong mentorship. …

Episode 4: Michele Lederberg

In episode four, Michele Lederberg of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island discusses what it means to be a present and proactive leader. From the strong moral compass of Judaism to the …

Episode 3: Neil Steinberg

In episode three, Neil Steinberg of the Rhode Island Foundation discusses leadership in the nonprofit world. From his early beginnings, featuring a challah the size of a table, to stepping up when the going gets tough, Neil's guiding principle is that leadership is created in a void.

Episode 2: Sally Lapides

Episode two features powerhouse Realtor and Residential Properties' chief rainmaker Sally Lapides. Follow her story, including who inspires her and what keeps her grounded: among other things, social justice, real human connection, and a decent gluten-free bagel, if you can find one!

Episode 1: Alan Hassenfeld

In episode one, Alan Hassenfeld talks all things Hasbro, from his travels around the globe to the impact his father had on his life and career. He takes advice from Candide, citing the importance of cultivating your proverbial garden and making time for the ones who matter most.

Hear a trailer now! Podcast series begins in October

Chutzpah! is a podcast exploring the personal side of leadership. In upcoming shows, host Adam Greenman sits down with innovators and leaders from across Rhode Island’s Jewish community to …
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On April 7, the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island welcomed Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis for an evening of conversation around a crucial question: Why do we hate? Over 50 participants …
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JCS presents 'Faces of Adoption'

Join Jewish Collaborative Services' Adoption Options at its "Faces of Adoption" event on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at the Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence. This event, which used to be held yearly, will be held for the first time since 2019! If you have ever been to "Faces of Adoption," you know that this is a positive and moving experience.