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From the plains of Argentina to the hallowed, magical halls of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, a new crop of children’s books for Passover transports children to unexpected places for the eight day Festival of Freedom that begins this year with the first seder, on Monday evening, April 10. Among the engaging and informative books and new Read More

Yehudi Wyner was feted by and featured in a concert on Wednesday, March 22nd at Jordan Hall. Sponsored by the Jewish Arts Collaborative, the concert was a part of an annual series dedicated to the memory of entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael B. Rukin. Jim Ball, Director of Communications for the Jewish Arts Collaborative, who introduced Read More

Beverly Clark is the founder and President of the Board of Directors of Symphony by the Sea, a professional orchestra now based at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, and a retired professional flutist. She is also a psychoeducational diagnostican with an expertise in assessing reading disabilities, a certified educational/school psychologist and reading specialist. How did Read More

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, hosts its spring Community Open House on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity. The free daylong Read More

Molly Winsten imagines herself on TV, fighting for culinary dominance like the celebrity chefs on the Food Network. The 24-year-old Boston University graduate student took a big step toward her goal when she recently competed in the network’s “Bakers vs. Fakers” program. Winsten is in her second year of a Master’s program in Nutrition and Read More

Jill Levine is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has been practicing for over 20 years. She has experience with both the juvenile and probate courts regarding child protection and permanency planning initiatives. Jill has developed treatment plans for individuals and families in a variety of community health settings including clinics, shelters and the Read More

For years, Rabbi Richard Perlman (now of Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody) resisted joining what he likes to call “the family business.” Not only were his parents involved in the synagogue, but his three brothers are rabbis, cantors or a mix of both. For some reason, though, Rabbi Perlman put off the inevitable, leaving taking Read More

Sponsored by Israeli Stage, noted Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol will be in the Boston area to present a series of lectures from March 20-31, with a world premiere of his new play to be performed on April 5. According to Guy Ben-Aharon, artistic director of Israeli stage, the 77 year old Sobol is “one of Read More

Just back from a late February, school vacation week aid trip to New Orleans, the two rabbis from Chabad of the North Shore are still glowing with joy. Leading a volunteer effort that brought a stunning 55 volunteers to the impoverished Ninth Ward – which is still struggling to recover from Hurricane Katrina 12 years Read More

Swordfish meatballs served on challah. Paella stuffed knishes. Savory rugellah wrapped around ground lamb. A garbanzo stew recalling the Spanish Inquisition and a Shakalatke. Boston’s top chefs, bakers and drink purveyors from in and out of the Jewish community served up inventive Sephardic style dishes at Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen, the popular food event held last Read More