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JANUARY 11,2018 - SWAMPSCOTT – Across the North Shore and New England, there are few who can match Mark Gelfand’s passion to educate children in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM. Because of Gelfand, thousands of children in Ethiopia and Israel are enrolled in STEM schools and centers that the Swampscott Read More

JANUARY 11, 2018 – Jay Block, a pioneer in the career and employment industry since 1992, and best-selling author of 12 McGraw-Hill titles, comes from a family that has always supported the Jewish community. Recently, Jay returned to the North Shore after 31 years of living in Florida to help care for his father, Irving Read More

JANUARY 11, 2018 – Ira Rosenberg’s name has been synonymous with car dealerships on the North Shore for the last 50 years. A native of Malden, Rosenberg rose from modest roots to become one of the most successful auto dealers in New England. He owned seven dealerships on Route 114 in Danvers before selling them Read More

JANUARY 11, 2018 - On Sunday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m., Congregation Ahabat Sholom of Lynn will dedicate a Torah scroll in memory of Rabbi Samuel Zaitchik and his wife, Rebbetzin Nell Zaitchik, who served the Lynn Jewish community for over 50 years. The presentation of the Torah will take place at Congregation Shaarei Tefillah Read More

DECEMBER 28, 2017 – Dave Goldberg has spent much of his life volunteering and mentoring kids. A native of Everett, he married his childhood sweetheart, Adele, who grew up in Malden. A former president of Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody, he has worked with hundreds of Jewish children, and served as the congregation’s Youth Committee Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2017 – When I was growing up in Jewish Mattapan, Hanukkah was a home holiday, a time to light the candles for eight nights to recall that a simple band of Maccabees led a successful uprising against the mighty Syrian army. High on the agenda was the cleansing of the defiled temple and Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2017 - BOSTON – What happens when you assemble more than 6,000 Jews in one building? Boston got a glimpse of that last week at the Hynes Convention Center when the Union for Reform Judaism gathered for its Biennial meeting, touted as the largest gathering of Jews in North America. And the result Read More

Hanukkah was always kind of a letdown when I was a kid growing up in New England. Sure, we had the eight days of presents that caused my non-Jewish friends no shortage of jealousy, but I was more envious of them for having the market on the tinsel, outdoor home displays, and all the bells Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2017 – From earliest memory, I pondered the mysteries of the universe. Why did the chicken cross the road? And, even more puzzling: which came first, the chicken or the egg? Beyond these (eventually) soup-related brain-teasers, I also could not figure out a couple of very significant doughnut-related questions. Whatever happened to the Read More

DECEMBER 14, 2017 – Instead of sleeping late on Christmas day, Barry Silverman rises with a purpose. For the last 22 years, he has hopped into his car in Peabody and driven to My Brother’s Table in Lynn, where he oversees a cadre of volunteers who serve hundreds of meals to guests who have nowhere Read More