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JANUARY 25, 2018 – NEWTON CENTRE – Hebrew College announced that Rabbi Dan Judson, core faculty member and Associate Dean of Placement and Professional Development, has been chosen as the dean of the Rabbinical School. Rabbi Judson has been on the college’s faculty for the past 10 years. He succeeds Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, who Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 – SALEM – Linda Saris’ stellar resumé reads like every parent’s dream. A degree in economics and urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago led to a career that culminated in the senior vice presidency of RSA Security, a fast-growing tech company with 1,300 Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 – BOSTON – In what is shaping up to be a competitive election season, voters will cast their ballots in the 2018 statewide primaries two weeks early to avoid conflict with the Jewish High Holidays. Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin recently announced that primaries will be held on Tuesday, Sept Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 - Vice President Mike Pence is using his trip to the Middle East this week as an opportunity to tout the Trump administration’s recent policy changes on Jerusalem. “This trip could be looked at as a victory lap” for Pence, said Joshua Teitelbaum, senior research fellow at Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center for Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 - Lifelong community activist and noted businessman James ‘Jimmy’ Slovin of Foxborough has been named Major Gifts Officer for the Massachusetts Chapter of March of the Living, an annual educational and inspirational program that brings Jewish teens from all over the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 – BOSTON – Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston’s Jewish federation, has selected Rabbi Marc Baker to become its next president and chief executive officer. Baker, 42, who has served as the head of school at Gann Academy in Waltham for the past 11 years, will succeed Barry Shrage as the nonprofit’s top executive Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 – An interfaith gathering hosted last summer by a Reform synagogue in Lexington that featured Muslim religious and civic leaders from Greater Boston, has been the subject of a fierce and relentless debate by some Jews in the Greater Boston area. Six months after the event, a public clash of words over Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 – Israel has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful and innovative countries in the world in two separate surveys published this week by major American media outlets. In its survey of the world’s most powerful countries, US News and World Report ranked Israel as the eighth-most-powerful nation based upon its Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 – A US official on Tuesday urged the Lebanese government to sever all financial ties with the Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah. “[America urges] Lebanon to take every possible measure to ensure [Hezbollah] is not part of the financial sector,” said Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea, according to a statement Read More

JANUARY 25, 2018 – January is the time when you tend to see some English speakers in Jerusalem ambling around the city like they’re sleepwalking. Dark rings around their eyes, listless, sometimes mumbling to themselves. But what’s troubling them isn’t the Iranian threat, the cost of living, or the criminal probes of their prime minister Read More