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APRIL 12, 2018 – CAMBRIDGE – It’s not every day that three Israelis with such different backgrounds – a Druze physician, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, and a young, high-tech whiz – share a stage to talk shop about their innovative startups. But that was the scene at a recent program sponsored by the Consulate General of Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – Last Sukkot, around 40 teenagers from all over the North Shore came to Rabbi Shmaya Friedman’s house in Swampscott to celebrate. Under the sukkah, they made tacos, put on some Israeli music, and lit a bonfire. A few of the attendees were 12 and 13, and didn’t know many of the Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – For Mimi Lappin, life revolved around family, Judaism, philanthropy, fashion, and art. Lappin, who along with her husband Robert, donated tens of millions to North Shore Jewish organizations over the last several decades, always seemed to be thinking of ways to give back. Lappin, who served as chairwoman of the Women’s Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – SALEM – Combined Jewish Philan­thropies is joining the Jewish Teen Initiative of Greater Boston to bring a community-wide Mitzvah Day to Salem on April 22 to support those in need. Adults and teens from throughout the North Shore are urged to join together in helping to landscape, paint, and freshen up Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Earlier this month, I drove right by the Lutheran Church I was called to preach from, and parked my car instead at Temple Sinai. Entering the hall I saw wall- to-wall volunteers in goofy looking hairnets (and between home-brewing Lutherans and conservative Jews quite a few beard-nets were in use too) Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Combined Jewish Philan­thropies, Boston’s Jewish Federation, announced that the Alfred and Gilda Slifka Foundation has pledged a $5 million gift to create The Fred and Gilda Slifka Family Day School Inclusion Initiative, a comprehensive inclusion initiative to be housed at MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham and another local Jewish day Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Newtonville resident James Cohen, senior director of development and communications at Keshet, a national organization that works for LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life, is among 26 high-caliber Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world who were selected for the fourth cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The Fellowship Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – BOSTON – If freedom were a food, what would Bostonians chose as their culinary symbol? It’s one of four questions artist Julia Vogl is asking people from all walks of life as part of “Pathways to Freedom,” a public art initiative sponsored by the Newton-based Jewish Arts Collaborative (JArts). The bold Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – High school students and current college students from the North Shore are encouraged to apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year that will be announced by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. CJP is now accepting applications for financial assistance from students. The program is administered by Jewish Vocational Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – WALTHAM – Noted Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna has been appointed the new director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, a research center at the university. The appointment was announced earlier this week by Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz during a two-day conference celebrating the center’s 10th anniversary. The conference Read More