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FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – Last week, 17 people perished when a gunman burst into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. Five of the victims were Jewish. This week we remember their lives and families. Alyssa Alhadeff, 14 Alyssa Alhadeff told her mother that she loved her as she was being dropped off at Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – They start appearing in every Israeli bakery about 25 minutes after the last Hanukkah lights flicker out in December. Which is par for the course, since the primary culinary treat of the Hanukkah season in Israel – the sufganiyot (or as any New Englander county fair aficionado would recognize as fried Read More

Journal Staff

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – CAMBRIDGE – Lawrence Bacow, who formerly served as president of Tufts University and chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will become the president of Harvard University on July 1. Bacow, 66, will become the third Jewish president to lead Harvard, following Lawrence Summers (2001-2006), and Neil Rudenstine (1991-2001). Bacow grew Read More

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 – Purim, the holiday that details how a Jewish woman, Esther, saved an entire nation from death, will begin Wednesday night, February 28 and continue through Thursday, March 1. During this time of great strife in America – where everyday seems to bring a new social, economic or world crisis – let Read More

Journal Correspondent

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 - Symphony by the Sea, the North Shore’s premier professional orchestra, will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with “Bernstein & Beethoven,” a concert featuring excerpts from his most popular and enduring achievement, “West Side Story,” and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). The historic Cabot Theater in Beverly will host Read More

Journal Correspondent

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 - SWAMPSCOTT – Last November, a group of young Jewish professionals gathered at the home of Congregation Shirat Hayam Rabbi Michael Ragozin to brainstorm ways to engage their fellow North Shore millennials. Ranging in age from 22 to 45, few of them   had met before and most knew the rabbi only Read More