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Like many not for profit agencies fighting for a shrinking flow of cash, the tiny Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore was trying to find a way to keep going. With a treasure of one-of-a-kind artifacts in its possession – but with no place to properly store them and no way to make those Read More

From the moment I learned of the Derek Sheckman Leadership Award two years ago, and the values it represents, I knew that this honor was something I would strive to achieve. After reading “Derek’s Journal” in my junior year health class at Swampscott High School, this motivation within me only grew stronger. I have always Read More

Occasionally, sports and politics merge to create moments in which it seems that resolving complex problems might be as simple as tossing a ball through a hoop. New Englanders, in particular, remember the “Miracle on Ice,” when Team USA beat the Russians in hockey in the 1980 Olympic Games at Lake Placid, and local players Read More

Shelley A. Sackett Special to the Journal When local filmmaker Joe Cultrera, businessman Paul Van Ness and Salem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek gathered at the fledgling CinemaSalem’s café in 2007, they all shared a common goal: to create a film festival that would be fair to documentary filmmakers and attractive to audiences Read More

Korey Cohan is a junior at Marblehead High School who says that his life was changed with his Lappin Foundation sponsored Y2I trip to Israel last July.  In addition to his schoolwork and being an avid member of the school baseball team, Korey works as a busboy and waiter at Maddie’s Sail Loft, as a Read More

In 1941, when Edgar Krasa was a young man living with his parents in Prague, he was among the first Jews on the Nazi transport to Thereseinstadt. Trained as a cook, he was ordered to set up the kitchen in the new concentration camp. In the harsh conditions of the Nazi camp, Krasa found moments Read More

In the face of a legal tussle over a presidential decree on immigration, the desire to keep America’s doors open to immigrants is playing out in synagogues across Greater Boston, including Temple Emanu-El in Marblehead, Newton’s Temple Emanuel and Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester. The long-hoped-for reunification of a Ukrainian Jewish family expecting to soon Read More

After having her three children, now 9, 7 and 3, Carrie Bornstein felt her family was complete. And still, even though she didn’t want any more children, she wasn’t ready to be done with the experience of pregnancy. “I enjoyed being pregnant,” said Bornstein. “I felt like it was something I was good at.” As Read More

Between school work, college planning, sports, “extracurriculars” and managing a social life – high school students are busy. Still, a group of 14 teenagers makes time for “L’Shaper” each Tuesday evening to put smiles on the faces of kids living at a shelter in Lynn. The Independence House, part of the Lynn Shelter Association (LSA) Read More

She’s finally learned how to think, and now Wellness Coach Debra Duxbury is sharing her knowledge with others. Duxbury engaged an audience of over forty senior citizens on Inauguration Day in January at the Senior Lunch & Learn Program held at the Jewish Community Center in Marblehead. She shared data from research on what makes Read More