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Leah Shriro loved the work she did at Temple B’nai Abraham. The founder of the social action committee, Shriro was an active member said Rabbi Alison Adler, someone “who jumped into every project the social action committee did.“ At the early age of 62, Leah died in 2015. But her legacy as a volunteer lives Read More

When you hear about the “Visiting Moms” program offered by Jewish Family & Children’s Services, it might sound like a dream. Imagine having your own personal motherhood guide who goes to your house to discuss questions and concerns about your soon to arrive, or recently born, infant. “They’re volunteers – moms themselves, some are even Read More

Shalom to all of my friends, congregants and community. The HaLevi family is doing well, settling into our new home, community and life here in the north of Israel. We live in a beautiful village on a mountaintop in the Galilee called Eshchar (though nowhere near as beautiful as the North Shore, of course!). The Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor At age 5, Yarden Fanta left Ethiopia for Israel on foot, with her baby sister on her back, water in one hand, food in the other, along with her 100-year-old grandmother on a donkey. The audience sat spell-bound as she recounted the story on January 22 at Temple Ner Tamid in Read More

Penny Schwartz Special to the Journal BOSTON – On Saturday morning, 86-year-old Eva Greenwood took part in her first political demonstration. Greenwood, a survivor of the Holocaust-era Kindertransport that rescued Jewish children in Nazi occupied Europe, joined her daughter Susan and her daughter’s family at Boston’s Women’s March for America, a grassroots women’s rights demonstration Read More

Penny Schwartz Special to the Journal Last week, on Wednesday, January 18, at about 9:45 a.m., a bomb threat was called into the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton, forcing an evacuation of young children, fitness club members, staff and others who are regulars at the JCC of Greater Boston. It was a similar disturbing Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor A local businessman, devoted to using his time and wealth to enhance the Greater Boston Jewish Community, is making a $5 million gift to Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead. As part of the gift, and with the support of the family of Eli and Bessie Cohen, CHA will be renamed the Read More

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