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Scott and Leah Rosen of Hyde Park welcome precious daughter Maya Eden, born on May 6, 2017. Proud grandparents are Donna and Barry Rosen of Sharon, and Marsha and Sheldon Rubin of Andover. Extremely proud great-grandparents are Merle and Lester Levenbaum of Needham Read More

Robert I. Lappin, businessman and philanthropist, received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Gordon College, an Evangelical Christian school in Wenham, at commencement exercises held on May 20, 2017. “Bob Lappin has earned recognition for his longstanding legacy of investing in others and consistently placing the interests of his employees above his Read More

Brandeis University has appointed Lisa Fishbayn Joffe to serve as interim director of Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI), effective July 1. Joffe will begin work in the role upon the retirement of HBI founding director Shulamit Reinharz. Joffe is currently HBI’s associate director, and director of HBI’s Project on Gender, Culture, Religion and the Law and of Read More

Ariela Solomon, 23, recently graduated from Salem State University with a bachelor’s in social work. As part of her senior year requirements, she interned at an intercity elementary school in Lynn. Ariela is a graduate of Swampscott High School. She took a gap year from college to volunteer at a kibbutz in Israel. Ariela currently Read More

Zachary Blonder of Swamp­scott was recently named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 academic year. All-Academic Recognition is awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3. Zachary is a Senior Chemical Engineering student Read More

The Powell family celebrated four graduations in four weeks, three from college and one from high school. Proud parents are Amy and Bob Powell of Swampscott. Pictured clockwise at right: Claire Powell graduates from Swampscott High School, Scott Powell graduates from Savannah College of Art and Design, Alex Powell graduates from Franklin Pierce University and Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – Last week, four panelists, Elena Ulanovsky, Adele Zygman, Luba Shapiro and Galina Beletsky, spoke during the panel discussion, “Russian Jewish Experience: Past and Present”, sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of Hadassah and the Chabad Lubavitch Center of Merrimack Valley. Panelists answered a variety of questions. Adele spoke about living in Read More

Mara B. Cohen of Peabody, mother of the bride along with Denise & Dana Doucette of Peabody, parents of the groom announce the marriage of their children Billi Anne Cohen and Dana Paul Doucette Jr. The couple was married on October 2, 2016 at the Hellenic Center, Ipswich, by officiant W. Todd Finn. 
The maid Read More

A paint night/silent auction fundraiser, ‘Marina’s Road to Recovery,’ will be held on Saturday, June 10th, at 10 Farrar St. in Lynn. All the proceeds will benefit 16-year-old Marina Bogdanova, a childhood burn victim, who lives in Lynn with her single-parent mother and two younger brothers. Years ago in Russia, as a toddler Marina sustained Read More

At its Annual Meeting on May 16, the Congregation Shirat Hayam (“CSH”) board of directors presented congregant Sheldon Frisch with the 2017 Congregation Shirat Hayam Presidential Award. During the many years in which Sheldon, his wife Dr. Fern Selesnick, and their children, Gavin and Skylar, have been members, Sheldon has devoted thousands of hours of Read More