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JUNE 15, 2017 – In this week’s Torah portion Moses sends 12 leaders to scout the Promised Land. After 40 days, they return with a giant cluster of grapes, among other luscious fruits, to showcase the fertility of the land, one “flowing with milk and honey.” However, the vitality that this land gives to its Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – SALEM – Robert Soltz has collected stamps for decades. However, most of them have remained in a drawer for years. Recently, he read about a project that was being conducted at the Foxborough Regional Charter School. Students were trying to collect 11 million stamps, one to represent each person who was Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – LYNN — More than 85 teenagers from across the North Shore joined forces on a recent Sunday to paint, plant, build, and cook at the Lynn Shelter Association. “It feels good to help homeless families right here on the North Shore because they don’t live too far from us and we Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – The compelling, decisive Israeli victory in the 1967 Six-Day War has a mixed aftermath that resounds today in the Middle East. For Israel, the war announced to the world that the Jewish state had come of age militarily and no longer stood in danger of being overwhelmed by its Arab neighbors. For Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – CHELSEA — A $16 million renovation that is all about improving the quality of life for Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home residents will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 21 at the near century-old site on Lafayette Avenue. In 1919, Eleanor “Lena” Goldberg established the home to care for her Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – SALEM – According to a study by the Avi Chai Foundation, membership in a campus Hillel “is one of the strongest predictors of future Jewish leadership – stronger than Jewish day school enrollment, Jewish camp experiences, or membership in a Jewish youth group.” Look to the small but growing Hillel on Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – On June 4, The Jewish Community Center of the North Shore presented its Annual Meeting, and welcomed the newest members to the JCCNS Board of Directors: Marc Andler, Suzanne Fin, Herb Kupersmith, Mindy McMahon and Matthew Swartz. Board Members continuing their terms include: President John Gilberg, Vice President Izzi Abrams, Vice Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – CHELSEA – The 10 Chelsea families who founded the Orthodox Congregation Agudath Shalom in 1897 had no idea they had erected their synagogue in a city that would soon be home to the largest percentage of Jews in the United States except for New York. In 1890, 82 Jews lived in Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – On a recent morning, the wind was whipping off the docks on Rogers Street in Gloucester, and the gusts rattled the windows of a downtown bistro where Henry Allen was sipping his coffee. Allen, who is 51, stroked his mutton chops and patted the head of his dog, Flat Stanley. Allen Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – Just before one in the afternoon last Thursday, Todd Levine prepared a corned beef on a bulkie roll, and handed the deli sandwich to a man named Bill. Levine, who runs Larry Levine’s kosher market in Peabody, then went back to cut some more steaks behind the counter. Bill, who Levine Read More