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If you like artfully made pizza, created from handmade dough that’s cooked at about 1,000 degrees in a wood burning oven, than you should love Bambolina on Derby Street in Salem. And if you love bagels made in the same oven, you probably don’t know it because they’ve only recently become available at a pop-up Read More

Congregation Kehillath Israel presents “A Love Story,” a live concert production that will be packed with the most romantic melodies known to man, performed by some of the best musical artists in Greater Boston. Produced by Center Makor, Congregation Kehillath Israel and Olga Lisovskaya Productions, the concert will showcase carefully chosen repertoire – from soaring Read More

Growing up in Scarsdale, New York, Elana Rozenfeld was mesmerized by her synagogue’s cantor, Jacob Mendelson. “I would imitate the Jewish sounds he would make in services,” she laughed. “I really caught on to the emotion in his voice; it was so moving.” Though she sang and mimicked his music to herself, she didn’t know Read More

Like many not for profit agencies fighting for a shrinking flow of cash, the tiny Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore was trying to find a way to keep going. With a treasure of one-of-a-kind artifacts in its possession – but with no place to properly store them and no way to make those Read More

More than 200 people gathered at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Sunday, February 12, for “A National Day of Action for Refugees,” a protest against President Trump’s January 27 executive order that temporarily banned refugees and immigrants from seven countries with predominant Muslim populations. The ban has been temporarily halted following a ruling by Read More

From the moment I learned of the Derek Sheckman Leadership Award two years ago, and the values it represents, I knew that this honor was something I would strive to achieve. After reading “Derek’s Journal” in my junior year health class at Swampscott High School, this motivation within me only grew stronger. I have always Read More

Shelley A. Sackett Special to the Journal When local filmmaker Joe Cultrera, businessman Paul Van Ness and Salem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek gathered at the fledgling CinemaSalem’s café in 2007, they all shared a common goal: to create a film festival that would be fair to documentary filmmakers and attractive to audiences Read More

Chabad of the North Shore has been in New Orleans during public school vacation week with a group of 55 on a 1Mitzvah sponsored weeklong volunteer trip. This community-wide trip included 40 teens from across Boston’s North Shore along with community leaders and volunteer chaperones. Chabad partnered with lowernine.org, an organization devoted to the long-term Read More

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