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AUGUST 16, 2018 – Having taught public relations and writing at Emerson College and Boston University and an ethics course at Suffolk University, Zvi A. Sesling knows a thing or two about getting the word out. Apparently, his efforts have paid off as he was recently named the Poet Laureate of Brookline. He will give Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, AMHERST – The Yiddish Book Center announced that they have made Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish works freely available online through the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. This is a major milestone for readers and scholars alike as the Yiddish originals were never widely distributed and often differ significantly from Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, BOSTON – Here are a few trivia questions for you – see how you do with them: “Mel Brooks’s Star Wars parody, ‘Spaceballs,’ replaces ‘Force’ in the ‘May the Force be with you’ with what very Jewish name?” “Collectively, what were comedians Moses Horowitz, Louis Feinberg, and Jerome Horwitz better known as?” Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 – Robert Meeropol was only 6 years old when his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, were executed in 1953 by the US government as spies for the Soviet Union. Earlier this month, at age 71, he took part in an ancient Jewish ritual when he put on tefillin for the first time Read More

  AUGUST 16, 2018, BOSTON – The Anti-Defamation League has launched the H.E.A.T. (Hate, Extremism, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism) Map – a first-of-a-kind interactive map detailing extremist and anti-Semitic incidents in the United States. The map, which can be seen at adl.org/heat-map, is a visual reflection of select datasets developed by ADL experts in its Center on Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018, CAMBRIDGE – A few years ago, the Ruderman Family Foundation, a Boston-based Jewish philanthropy, started a program called LINK20 designed to foster young disability rights advocates. Its name is a reference to the 20 percent of the population who have a disability, and the need to create a network of people with and Read More

AUGUST 16, 2018 – As a significant percentage of American Jewish millennials move away from Judaism and their connection to Israel, Kate Eppers stands out. The singer/songwriter, actress, and social worker is a vocal supporter of the Jewish homeland and is committed to advocating for the country, even if it takes hours of conversations to Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – Congregation Sons of Israel in Peabody is pleased to announce the hiring of Cantor Colman Reaboi for the upcoming Jewish New Year. Cantor Reaboi will work alongside Spiritual Leader Seth Landau. On Friday evening, August 3, Cantor Reaboi will be officially welcomed to the synagogue with a wine and cheese reception Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (CJL), a highly respected leader in senior living with campuses in Chelsea and Peabody, Massachusetts and JGS Lifecare (JGS) a leading healthcare system serving seniors and their families in western Massachusetts, announced their intention to affiliate. “Affiliating our two organizations makes a great deal of sense at this Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – As Matan Zamir wraps up his post as Deputy Consul General of Israel to New England at the end of September, the ever-exuberant 36-year-old diplomat spoke with the Journal about his recent initiatives working with Boston’s Jewish community. Zamir, whose family has called Jerusalem home for nine generations, also revealed that Read More