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JULY 19, 2018 – These days, it’s hard to get decent services for only $10 an hour. But when you take the annual price of many of the local Hebrew schools and divide it by the number of hours students spend there, that’s around what it costs. “You can’t get good babysitting for that amount Read More

JULY 19, 2018, SWAMPSCOTT – Just a day after officially taking the helm as the leader of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Rabbi Marc Baker told a group of more than 100 North Shore residents that Jews need to preserve their heritage by investing in their institutions and collaborating with the wider Jewish world. “No community can Read More

JULY 19, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – Salima Slimane of Malden had already tried a few other specialized camps for her 9-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum and has ADHD and social anxiety. While Slimane was satisfied with the other camps, she wanted him to get more interaction with other children. “We don’t have the Read More

JULY 19, 2018, BOSTON – Local Jewish institutions and organizations will hold special Tisha B’Av services on Sunday, July 22, at 5 p.m., outside the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in Burlington. Tisha B’Av begins at sundown on Saturday, July 21. It is considered the most tragic day of the Jewish calendar, in Read More

JULY 19, 2018, BOSTON – Yehuda Yaakov, Consul General of Israel to New England, and his wife Ofra have become familiar and friendly faces in Boston, on the North Shore, and across the region. From attending Shabbat services at local synagogues, taking in concerts, and hosting Israelis in programs across the spectrum of academic, social Read More

JULY 5, 2018, NEWTON – Third grade students at Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton have known the traditional way to write the Hebrew letter aleph for a long time now, but they recently learned two new methods. The first way is to take the right hand, clench in all fingers except for the thumb Read More

JULY 5, 2018, BOSTON – In the more than three decades since the Vilna Shul was rescued as an abandoned, condemned building in what was once an immigrant neighborhood teeming with Jewish life, it has been slowly transformed into a vibrant Jewish community center. Built in 1919 for Lithuanian immigrants, it attracts thousands of people Read More

JULY 5, 2018 – “The leaves of cannabis make one happy,” wrote David ben Solomon ibn Abi Zimra, the chief rabbi of Cairo in the 16th century. Cannabis leaves may have made Cairo Jews happy 500 or so years ago, but what do they do for the Jews of 2018 in Massachusetts where, as of Read More

JULY 5, 2018, BOSTON – Nearly 400 people who grew up during the “Golden Age” of Boston’s Jewish community in the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan neighborhoods gathered at the Boston Marriott Quincy on June 23 for the 44th Anniversary Reunion of the YMHA-Hecht House Alumni Association. Most attendees spent their childhoods and teen years along Read More

JULY 5, 2018, BOSTON – Combined Jewish Philan­thropies (CJP), Greater Boston’s Jewish Federation, announced the seven organizations that will receive a total of $28,300 in grants for programs to strengthen the North Shore Jewish community for fiscal year 2018-2019. CJP’s North Shore Community Grants program is run by a committee of volunteer leaders. The North Read More