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OCTOBER 19, 2017 – SWAMPSCOTT – Rabbi Michael Ragozin was particularly fired up during his 2016 Kol Nidre sermon at Congregation Shirat Hayam. The topic was anti-Semitism on college campuses, an issue he said “Gets me in the kishkes. It was in college that my Jewish identity solidified and set me on my trajectory. I Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 – ANDOVER – The tradition of tikkun olam encourages acts of kindness that can repair the world. It draws on Jewish tradition and history as a challenge to pursue social justice and equality for all people. Members of Havurat Shalom, a Reconstructionist congregation in Andover, have been passionate about social causes for Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 – TOPSFIELD – Gatherings north of Boston joined musical forces with communities across the country late last month, when local musicians performed at Topsfield Common as part of Concert Across America, a coordinated five-day effort against gun violence. At churches and synagogues, town halls, and public parks in over 200 cities and Read More

Temple Emanu-El will host a blood drive
in honor of Russell and Deahn Leblang on Sunday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive will be held at Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Ave., in Marblehead. Russell has received numerous blood transfusions
during his recent lengthy stay at Mass General Hospital.
When the family was asked Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 - Jewish Journal Editor and Publisher Steven A. Rosenberg welcomed Jews who traveled from throughout the North Shore to the first Jewish Journal Literary Salon on Tuesday night. The evening of Jewish storytelling  gave a voice to people who wanted to share their stories about Jewish identity, and experiences. The program was Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 – Rabbi Robert Goldstein has served as the spiritual leader of Andover’s Temple Emanuel for 27 years. Goldstein grew up in Longmeadow, a suburb of Springfield, and received his rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. Rabbi Goldstein also earned a doctorate of ministry Read More

Attorney and author Marcia Clark spoke last week at the Jewish Book Month Series at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore in Marblehead. Clark is pictured with the event sponsors, attorneys Rob Mazow and Kevin McCullough Read More

Amid perfect weather, over 1,000 people participated in the 9th Annual ALS & MS Boston Walk for Living in Chelsea, Admiral’s Hill on Sunday. Emceed by radio personality Matt Siegel, host of “Matty in the Morning,” the Walk has raised over $125K to date. The ALS & MS residents joined local high schools, families, friends Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – Marc Meltzer didn’t expect to become one of the leading martial arts trainers in the Greater Boston area. He also didn’t expect to become an observant Jew. But as a child growing up in Bangor, Maine, he felt a pull toward spirituality while attending a Jewish day school. As a teen Read More

OCTOBER 5, 2017 – If there is a Super Bowl of all things Sukkot in New England, it occurs on the Sunday before the holiday begins at the Israel Book Shop in Brookline. On these days, people converge from all over the region. One by one they trudge downstairs into the basement of the book Read More