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AUGUST 15, 2017 – The Boston-based New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized Monday for the second time this summer. A 17-year-old male reportedly threw a rock at one of the memorial’s glass panels, shattering it to pieces, before being tackled by two bystanders and held at the scene until police arrived. The suspect was charged Read More

Entering a patient’s room at Beverly Hospital, smiling, she softly introduced herself and asked if there’s something she can do. When asked, “What do you do?” the 29-year-old chaplain intern replies, “It’s on your terms how you want this visit to go. I’m here just to listen.” She’s there to do whatever helps and comforts Read More

When you think of quilts, you might think of colorful handiwork from the 1700s – simple squares and diamond shapes sewn together in interesting patterns – but nothing could be farther from today’s reality. Just spend a few minutes with award-winning quilter Heidi August of Lynnfield, and you will learn why she’s one of the Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 - Rabbi Richard Perlman, of Temple Ner Tamid, recently graduated from the Peabody Police Citizens Academy. Peabody Police Chief Thomas Griffin awarded Rabbi Perlman his certificate of completion at temple services on July 28, 2017 before about 90 congregants. Rabbi Perlman took part in this program as a member of the Peabody Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 - Three Chelsea Jewish Lifecare skilled nursing facilities have received national recognition for the outstanding quality care they provide to residents. The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in Chelsea and the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody are two of just nine facilities in Massachusetts that received the Silver National Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – Northeast Arc, a nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities become full participants in the community, has opened Breaking Grounds Café at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore in Marblehead. Breaking Grounds is a coffee shop in downtown Peabody that trains people with disabilities for careers in the Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – Arlene “Leni” Sherman wasn’t looking to start a relationship when she accepted a friend’s invitation to join him for dinner with his male dining club. He was curious to hear her “woman’s perspective” about the group. The Malden widow thought it would be a fun night out and nothing more. Her Read More

  AUGUST 10, 2017 - MARBLEHEAD – Debby Segil was home in bed with the flu. Rather than using the time to pamper herself with comfort food and old movies, the 89-year-old pint-sized dynamo seized the opportunity to do what she loves best: helping others. As a licensed independent clinical social worker with 40 years Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Guy Ronen has been named the executive director of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, New England region. Originally from Kibbutz Hatzor, just outside of Ashdod, Israel, Ronen served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the 1990s as a paratrooper and as a commando in an elite counter-terrorism unit. He Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – You don’t have to be a Jewish mother to write a special mitzvah speech, but it helps. After delivering her own “parent speech” at her son Griffin’s bar mitzvah, award-winning speechwriter Sheri Lair Saginor launched a specialty service for parents who want to sound their best and deliver a “deeply moving Read More