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Are you ready to be inspired & supported? Discover Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, a 6 session program coming this Spring to the JCC of the North Shore with Rabbi Michael Ragozin and Rabbi Jillian Cameron. Class begins March 5th, meets 6 Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m. Share the ups and downs of raising kids today with Read More

Kate Seidman Special to the Journal It was the second day of 2017 and I was preparing to meet my friend Judy for a New Year’s drink. Needing to make a few quick revisions to an article I was writing before I grabbed my coat, I opened my MacBook. Almost immediately, a message popped up Read More

K. Shelley Special to the Journal The entire state of Montana has a Jewish population of only about 6,000, a number that matches the total population – Jews, Christians and everybody else – of the small town of Whitefish, Montana. Yet somehow, Whitefish, home to about 100 Jewish families, has become the focus of neo-Nazis Read More

Penny Schwartz Special to the Journal Jewish Community Centers in Marblehead and Newton, along with other Jewish institutions across New England, were on alert Monday after a series of fake bomb threats were phoned in to sixteen JCCs across the country and two in England. The threats were described by one security official as unprecedented Read More

Susan Britt Special to the Journal Middleton Police Chief James DiGianvittorio always dreamed of becoming a police officer, but he never expected counter-terrorism to be such a high priority policing issue. In response to visiting a Kibbutz not far from the Gaza Strip during his recent Counter Terrorism Training in Israel, DiGianvittorio expressed surprise over Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor It was a short-lived storm that erupted last week when reports of knives on sale at a store called Freaky Elegant in Salem reached Jeff Cohen, chairman of the city’s No Place For Hate committee. The concern? The knives included swastikas. Cohen went into the store to see if the story Read More

Sophie Katzman Special to the Journal Yoga has a spiritual element that transcends reality. Many people do it for relaxation, meditation or stretching, and others, like Stacie Nardizzi, connect their practice to the Jewish faith. In Movement for Your Jewish Soul, a class sponsored by the Lappin Foundation and held at the JCCNS in Marblehead Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor Twice a year, Beverly dentist Dr. Eli Davidyan travels to third world countries to offer free dental services and to teach good dental hygiene with Kids International Dental Services (KIDS). His most recent trip, in November, was to Haiti, but he has also volunteered in destinations such as Guatemala, Mongolia and Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor It wasn’t just her first visit to Israel. State Representative Lori Ehrlich also paid her first visit to “Stars & Bucks Café.” No, not Starbucks, the iconic coffee chain, but an aspirational knockoff that is as close as they can come to the real deal in the West Bank city of Read More

Shelley A. Sackett Special to the Journal It was beginning to feel a lot like Hanukkah at the Museum of Fine Arts Wednesday when the Shapiro Family Courtyard was transformed into a large-scale celebration for the senses. The oversized interactive menorah cast its magic light over the crowd as some swayed to Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Read More