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NOVEMBER 29, 2018 - You say latkah, I say latke. You say challah, I say challey. You say matzah, I say matzey. Let’s call the whole … wait a minute. Let’s just relax and ruminate on where we might find the most delectable, melt-in-the-mouth, artery-clogging, schmaltzy, nostalgia-producing latke with a dollop of sour cream (or Read More

NOVEMBER 29, 2018, WINTHROP – When Dr. Howie Brooks of Winthrop sat his parents down to tell them he wanted to be a dentist, they were bemused. “I sat down on the bed and I said, ‘I am going to go to dental school …’ And they looked at me and they said, ‘OK,’” Brooks Read More

NOVEMBER 29, 2018, LYNN – Seth Albaum saw potential in Lynn the first time he visited its downtown. After landing two jobs on the North Shore, he wanted to move from rapidly gentrifying Jamaica Plain to somewhere with a better commute and cheaper home prices. Albaum had only visited Lynn once, but he and his Read More

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – NAME: Laura Whitehill HOMETOWN: Marblehead CURRENTLY LIVING IN: Dublin, Ireland ALMA MATERS: Deerfield Academy ‘12, Georgetown University ‘16, University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science ‘21 JOB: Medical student FAVORITE FOOD: Kettle cooked potato chips – Cape Cod chips, preferably. FAVORITE MUSIC: One Direction FAVORITE BOOKS: Harry Potter FAVORITE Read More

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – Todd Levine, who owns Larry Levine’s in Peabody, is one of the few kosher butchers in Greater Boston. Levine grew up in Malden, and learned the kosher butcher business from his father, Larry. He has volunteered for different Jewish organizations, including serving as the president of Temple Ner Tamid in Peabody Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 – While emailing with the Journal editor, I let him know that (lucky me!) I had been on a trip to Japan. “Is there a Jewish angle?” he asked. At first I thought: What … in Japan? And then I thought: There is always a Jewish angle. No matter where we travel Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018, BEVERLY – Early in 2017, Paul Sokolove of Beverly suffered from an upset stomach and severe skin discomfort. He visited his dermatologist, who suggested bloodwork. Once the tests were finished, his doctor told him to go to the ER immediately. Sokolove was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer. After months of radiation Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 – When Fran Levy-Freiman was a little girl, she used to hear a series of noises coming from the living room just as she was trying to go to sleep. First, there was the clicking of shuffling stacks of ceramic tiles. Then, her mother and her friends would call out a series Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 – NAME: Jonah Weinstein HOMETOWN: Marblehead/Swampscott CURRENTLY LIVING IN: New York City ALMA MATERS: Marblehead High School ‘13, Ithaca College ‘17 JOB: Associate product manager, MediaMath FAVORITE FOOD: I love Mediterranean food and I love Italian food FAVORITE MUSIC: I like blues, I like rock, I like hip-hop FAVORITE BOOK: “The 48 Laws of Power” by Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018, BROOKLINE – New England Yachad runs over 400 programs a year to help Jews with special needs live full, productive, Jewish lives. On Dec. 2, the organization will unveil a new community center inside Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline that will serve as the organization’s headquarters and provide a wide array of Read More