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In the face of a legal tussle over a presidential decree on immigration, the desire to keep America’s doors open to immigrants is playing out in synagogues across Greater Boston, including Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead, Newton’s Temple Emanuel and Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester. The long-hoped-for reunification of a Ukrainian Jewish family expecting to soon Read More

After having her three children, now 9, 7 and 3, Carrie Bornstein felt her family was complete. And still, even though she didn’t want any more children, she wasn’t ready to be done with the experience of pregnancy. “I enjoyed being pregnant,” said Bornstein. “I felt like it was something I was good at.” As Read More

Between school work, college planning, sports, “extracurriculars” and managing a social life – high school students are busy. Still, a group of 14 teenagers makes time for “L’Shaper” each Tuesday evening to put smiles on the faces of kids living at a shelter in Lynn. The Independence House, part of the Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) Read More

She’s finally learned how to think, and now Wellness Coach Debra Duxbury is sharing her knowledge with others. Duxbury engaged an audience of over forty senior citizens on Inauguration Day in January at the Senior Lunch & Learn Program held at the Jewish Community Center in Marblehead. She shared data from research on what makes Read More

  Dan Yonah Ben-Dror Marshall probably isn’t aware of it, but he’s the type of person who is good at making others feel inadequate. The mechanical engineer is, on the side, a SAG-AFTRA actor, martial arts performer-competitor, dancer, choreographer, stuntman, singer, volunteer cantor, and multi-linguist. Marshall is a media producer for Cengage Learning publishing company Read More

Journal Publisher/Editor

  Marc S. Freedman, a certified financial planner, is the president of Freedman Financial and an active member of the North Shore Jewish Community. He is the volunteer general manager of the B’nai B’rith booth at the Topsfield Fair, a former president of the Peabody Chamber of Commerce, and the third vice president at Temple Read More