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Robert Gibeley, who joined the business in 1951, passed the torch to his son, Alan Gibeley.

Mary Markos Assistant Editor Some people think the clothes at Giblees are expensive. But not Alan Gibeley, whose family has been operating the men’s clothing store for over 60 years. “You’re looking at the finest product in the world,” argued Alan Gibeley as he walked the “floor” of the store on Route 114 in Danvers Read More

Israel and Chanka Arbeiter: Holocaust Survivors and Proud Patriarchs

Israel Arbeiter was sent to Auschwitz, where he had the designation A-18651 tattooed on his left arm.

Mary Markos Associate Editor When he spoke his last words before being sent to a gas chamber in Treblinka with his wife and seven-year-old son, Israel “Izzy” Arbeiter’s father could have encouraged his three sons to lie and deny their identification with Judaism. He could have instructed them to claim to have been there by Read More

Little Beats: Newton Dances with Emily Jabbawy

From a young girl growing up in her father’s dance studio, to a woman running her own business with her first baby on the way, Emily Jabbawy has choreographed the things that excite her most into a gratifying career in teaching dance.

Mary Markos Associate Editor Emily Jabbawy spent most of her childhood in her father’s dance studio, growing up in a family business with local adults, children and families flowing in and out throughout the day. “My dad being a Newton community figure, we were always very involved,” said Jabbawy. Being entrenched in the city from Read More

Ruderman Foundation: Changing the Mindset on Disabilities

Journal Associate Editor Mary Markos visited the Ruderman Family Foundation’s office in Rehovot, Israel, to interview program officers Limor Rubin and Galia Granot.

    Mary Markos Associate Editor Editor’s Note: During her trip to Israel last month, associate editor Mary Markos visited the Ruderman Family Foundation’s office in Rehovot, Israel. She interviewed Director Shira Ruderman by telephone after returning home. We’ve all heard about charities that are great at raising money, but not so expert at effectively Read More

After 90 Years, Boston’s Only Kosher Deli Shuts Down

Co-owner Allen Gellerman talking with many members of the media who came to interview him about the closing of Boston’s only kosher deli.

Michael A. Burstein Special to the Journal The mood was mixed at Rubin’s Kosher Delicatessen in Brookline last Friday. Late the night before, co-owner Allen Gellerman had come to the decision to close the deli. At 10:36 p.m., on the Rubin’s Facebook page, he had posted the following message: “It’s with a heavy heart we Read More

Sarah E. (Oshry) Adelson, 95

Sarah E. (Oshry) Adelson of Lantana, Fla., and formerly of Marblehead and Salem, entered into rest on August 3, 2016, at the age of 95. Sarah was the beloved wife of the late Arthur Adelson. She was the devoted mother of Judith and James Wein of Fla., the late Nancy Gleiner of Va., Meryl and Read More

Making Aliyah:A Family Journey to the Holy Land

The Kamer family and their dog Nemo prepare
to embark on their journey to Israel and a new life.

MARY MARKOS Would you pick up everything you can carry, leave behind some of your belongings and even some loved ones, and move to Israel? Last week, over 218 Olim who had made that big decision were part of an annual journey sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh. At a ceremony at New York’s JFK airport, 29 Read More