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Entering a patient’s room at Beverly Hospital, smiling, she softly introduced herself and asked if there’s something she can do. When asked, “What do you do?” the 29-year-old chaplain intern replies, “It’s on your terms how you want this visit to go. I’m here just to listen.” She’s there to do whatever helps and comforts Read More

When you think of quilts, you might think of colorful handiwork from the 1700s – simple squares and diamond shapes sewn together in interesting patterns – but nothing could be farther from today’s reality. Just spend a few minutes with award-winning quilter Heidi August of Lynnfield, and you will learn why she’s one of the Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – Rachel Jacobson is synonymous with Jewish education on the North Shore. For the last 40 years, she has taught at nearly every level of Hebrew School at reform, conservative and orthodox congregations. A native of Jerusalem, she moved to Boston to attend Hebrew College and Boston University, and moved to Swampscott Read More

By Korey Cohan AUGUST 10, 2017 – After my first trip to Israel through the Lappin Foundation’s Youth to Israel came to an end last summer, I developed an enhanced pride for my Judaism and the culture of the Jewish people. It was a turning point in my life as a Jewish teen. I realized Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – The two best reasons to visit Vinalhaven Island off the coast of Maine are quarry swimming and lobsters. So, I was surprised to see a young Orthodox Jewish couple with their baby and an older woman, apparently the mother of one or the other, among the summer people one August, some Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – Arlene “Leni” Sherman wasn’t looking to start a relationship when she accepted a friend’s invitation to join him for dinner with his male dining club. He was curious to hear her “woman’s perspective” about the group. The Malden widow thought it would be a fun night out and nothing more. Her Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 -  Among my favorite rabbinical undertakings is the task of creating and crafting the itineraries for the trips to Israel I lead every couple of years. I always aim to blend the experiencing of antiquities, spirituality, contemporary Israeli culture, and the Land of Israel for both first-time and returning visitors. I’m often Read More

  AUGUST 10, 2017 - MARBLEHEAD – Debby Segil was home in bed with the flu. Rather than using the time to pamper herself with comfort food and old movies, the 89-year-old pint-sized dynamo seized the opportunity to do what she loves best: helping others. As a licensed independent clinical social worker with 40 years Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 - Fred Taylor has been the man behind Boston’s jazz scene for more than 50 years. After decades of steering the musical ship at such legendary venues as the Jazz Workshop, Scullers, and Tanglewood, Taylor is bringing his impeccable taste to the historic Cabot in Beverly for a new series of shows Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – You don’t have to be a Jewish mother to write a special mitzvah speech, but it helps. After delivering her own “parent speech” at her son Griffin’s bar mitzvah, award-winning speechwriter Sheri Lair Saginor launched a specialty service for parents who want to sound their best and deliver a “deeply moving Read More