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DECEMBER 7, 2017 – TRANSCRIPT OF DEC. 6 ANNOUNCEMENT When I came into office I promised to look at the world’s challenges with open eyes, and very fresh thinking. We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past. All challenges demand new approaches. My Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – SWAMPSCOTT – Citing a desire to spend more time with her family, Cantor Elana Rozenfeld, of Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, has decided to step down from her post in June. Rozenfeld announced her decision in a letter to the congregation. “I am writing to let you know that I have Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – LAWRENCE – It all began when a wave of Russian and Polish Jews came to Lawrence at the turn of the 20th century when the city welcomed immigrants to work in the textile industries. Later, Jewish merchants, some from Lithuania, opened dry goods and retail shops. These days, some of the Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – NEWTON CENTRE – Hebrew College made history last month, and didn’t have to go far to do it. The Board of Trustees on Nov. 30 selected Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, current dean of the college’s Rabbinical School, to serve as the 96-year-old institution’s first female president. A nationwide search couldn’t find Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – PEABODY – Rim Meirowitz recently taught a three-part series of classes that drew 70 fellow residents of all religions at Brooksby Village. The rabbi emeritus at Temple Shir Tikva in Winchester, Meirowitz went through the Jewish calendar and major holidays, and also led a discussion about the difference between the concept Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – GLOUCESTER – Hanukkah 5778 carries special meaning for Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester. Observance of the eight-day festival commemorating the rededication of the temple after the Maccabee triumph is inextricably linked with the lighting of flames. Ten years ago, in the early hours of December 15, flames spread from a fire Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – In 2002, Jo Ann Simons and Steven P. Rosenthal happened to pick neighboring elliptical machines at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore in Marblehead. During their workout, they chatted. Simons learned of Rosenthal’s interest in philanthropy; Rosenthal learned about Simons’ interest in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Neither had a Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – Not all superheroes wear capes. In fact, some wear aprons. That was the case when 120 North Shore teens spent a recent Sunday whipping up more than 50 lasagnas, 40 apple pies, four giant vats of white bean and kale soup, and brownies. The food was delivered to hungry families at Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – BOSTON – Senator Elizabeth Warren and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will be among the featured speakers at the upcoming Union for Reform Judaism Biennial, the largest Jewish religious gathering in North America. The URJ will gather 5,000 Jewish leaders at the 74th annual convention, from Dec. 6-10 at the Hynes Convention Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – Adam Berman currently oversees one of Greater Boston’s leading healthcare organizations. As President of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (CJL), Adam is responsible for the expansion, growth and day-to-day operations of the non-profit, including the 2014 acquisition of Aviv Centers for Living and the dramatic renovation of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He Read More