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MAY 18, 2017 — A quarter of a century after the death of Polish-born photographer Henryk Ross, the world is being exposed to the unforgettable images captured by the Holocaust survivor of the Lodz Ghetto, where he lived under Nazi rule for four years. An exhibit of Ross’s photographs is on view at the Museum Read More

MAY 18, 2017 — If Israelis could have voted in the US election last year, Donald Trump would have won the popular vote by a large margin. In Jerusalem, Trump seemed like the perfect kind of guy who should be sitting in the White House. He appeared to be the opposite of Obama, who was Read More

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MAY 18, 2017 — For the last 26 years, Marcy Yellin has spent nearly every day giving back to the North Shore Jewish community. A native of Queens, Marcy moved to Swampscott in 1991 with her husband, Ben – a scientist – and her three sons, Adam, Jacob and Seth. A gifted singer and guitarist Read More

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MAY 18, 2017 — Last Friday morning, Amy Farber smiled as she strolled through the lobby of Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester. It had been a good week for Cape Ann’s sole shul. The previous Sunday, Neshama Carlebach headlined a sold-out fundraiser at Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center to kick off the synagogue’s planned $2.5 Read More

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MAY 18, 2017 — Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott and Temple Sinai in Marblehead were among dozens of synagogues that applied for Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) grants in 2016. Both were selected and on May 23, they will be among the nine 2017 Cohort of RSIP Congregational Partners welcomed and recognized at the annual Read More

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MAY 18, 2017 — On Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) in May of last year, Debbie Coltin was reading a story to a group of children and their parents when a little girl turned to her mother and asked, “Mommy, does Israel really look like that?” The mom, who had never been to Israel, panicked Read More