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Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, announced this week that he will be stepping down from that position next year. “I expect this change will take place around the summer of 2018,” said Shrage. “A search committee, chaired by Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos and Shira Goodman, CEO of Staples, will begin Read More

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Molly Winsten imagines herself on TV, fighting for culinary dominance like the celebrity chefs on the Food Network. The 24-year-old Boston University graduate student took a big step toward her goal when she recently competed in the network’s “Bakers vs. Fakers” program. Winsten is in her second year of a Master’s program in Nutrition and Read More

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After sixty-five years of playing together and sixty-four years of marriage, Bob and Fran Tyler help keep jazz alive by sharing their combined talents and mutual love of music with local seniors. Along with seven other gifted musicians of the Insight Band, the couple entertained a group of more than seventy senior citizens earlier this Read More

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In the wake of the most recent spate of bomb threats against local Jewish institutions, local law enforcement officials from the FBI and Justice department, as well as local police departments, are responding to the threats against the Jewish community. As news spread, expressions of support bolstered the spirits of those impacted by the incident Read More

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Jill Levine is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has been practicing for over 20 years. She has experience with both the juvenile and probate courts regarding child protection and permanency planning initiatives. Jill has developed treatment plans for individuals and families in a variety of community health settings including clinics, shelters and the Read More

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For years, Rabbi Richard Perlman (now of Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody) resisted joining what he likes to call “the family business.” Not only were his parents involved in the synagogue, but his three brothers are rabbis, cantors or a mix of both. For some reason, though, Rabbi Perlman put off the inevitable, leaving taking Read More