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NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – Even with traffic noise in the background and a spotty cell connection that cuts in and out, the voice comes through, confident and articulate. Yahya Mahamid, 20, a self-described Arab Zionist from Israel, is squeezing in another interview as he is driven between a quick bite to eat and his next Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – On November 8, the Jewish Journal Board of Overseers elected new officers. Bradley J. Sontz was elected President, replacing Bob Rose. Neil Donnenfeld was elected First Vice President and Treasurer; Johanna Matloff was elected Second Vice President and Clerk; Matthew Swartz and Ted Stux were elected members at large of the Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – Bob Rose, a retired MIT professor who has served on the Jewish Journal Board of Overseers for 25 years, completed his term as the board’s president last week. Rose will remain on the board and serve on its executive committee, and will work with Bradley Sontz, a Marblehead businessman who was Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD — When Temple Sinai’s Rabbi David Cohen-Henriquez and Pastor Jim Bixby from Clifton Lutheran Church first met at a Marblehead Ministerial Association meeting last summer, they both sensed a spiritual connection that went beyond them being among the youngest in the room. “His church and Temple Sinai have a lot Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – BOSTON – In a year marked by a steep rise in anti-Semitic incidents across New England, 26 communities north of Boston did not escape the surge of vandalism and harassment that riled residents from Marblehead and Swampscott, to Peabody, North Andover, Reading, Melrose and more. In the first three quarters of Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – Remember the pushke? That little blue-and-white collection box – the older versions of which are now collectors’ items – was long the symbol of the Jewish National Fund, which, since its founding in 1901, has been seen by many as the flagship Zionist charity. The original goal of the JNF, founded Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – They stood as a group, 19 strong huddled amongst the 9,385 tombstones at the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. They are members of the Israeli organization Brothers for Life, and on this day they came to honor the dead; those Americans that sacrificed their young lives on the doorstep of freedom Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – AMHERST – The Yiddish Book Center has been named as a recipient of a $1.1 million Jim Joseph Foundation grant for Jewish Educator Professional Development. A Request for Proposal (RFP) process aiming to address two critical areas in Jewish education – Educator Professional Development and Leadership Development – led to a Read More

  NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - In 2015, to contribute to the efforts of rebuilding Rwanda after the horrors of the 1994 genocide, Professors Robert McAndrews and Christopher Mauriello of the Salem State University Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies secured a grant from the Cummings Foundation to support an annual service trip to the African Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – On a recent Sunday evening when most teens were busy doing homework, an impressive group of more than 60 Teen Israel Advocacy Fellows participated in the Anti-Defamation League’s interactive workshop, Word to Action, as part of their advanced Israel advocacy training, a free program of Lappin Foundation. Led by ADL facilitators Read More