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JULY 19, 2018, SWAMPSCOTT – Just a day after officially taking the helm as the leader of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Rabbi Marc Baker told a group of more than 100 North Shore residents that Jews need to preserve their heritage by investing in their institutions and collaborating with the wider Jewish world. “No community can Read More

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JULY 19, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – Salima Slimane of Malden had already tried a few other specialized camps for her 9-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum and has ADHD and social anxiety. While Slimane was satisfied with the other camps, she wanted him to get more interaction with other children. “We don’t have the Read More

JULY 19, 2018, JERUSALEM – Yes, this is indeed being physically written from Jerusalem, but only hours after returning from almost two weeks spent in bucolic New England. With balmy lakes rippling with kayaks and paddleboards, late morning diner breakfasts, and early evening barbecues with s’mores, both the mind and the mindset are still thousands Read More

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JULY 19, 2018 – On a recent hazy afternoon, Arnie Jarmak stood on Broadway in downtown Chelsea and looked at the people and buildings that have helped define much of his life over the last 40 years. “To me, this is the place where I’ve always wanted to be,” said Jarmak, who these days buys Read More

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JULY 19, 2018 – Sue Weiss has always liked to volunteer and give back to her community. A former public school teacher, she was married to the late Rabbi Ken Weiss for 47 years. The couple served congregations in Los Angeles, El Paso, and San Diego before moving to Marblehead in 2007. Now a resident Read More

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JULY 19, 2018, BOSTON – Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England, and his wife Ofra have become familiar and friendly faces in Boston, on the North Shore, and across the region. From attending Shabbat services at local synagogues, taking in concerts, and hosting Israelis in programs across the spectrum of academic, social Read More