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MARCH 29, 2018 – Combined Jewish Philan­thropies, Boston’s Jewish Federation, announced that the Alfred and Gilda Slifka Foundation has pledged a $5 million gift to create The Fred and Gilda Slifka Family Day School Inclusion Initiative, a comprehensive inclusion initiative to be housed at MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham and another local Jewish day Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Newtonville resident James Cohen, senior director of development and communications at Keshet, a national organization that works for LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life, is among 26 high-caliber Jewish professional and volunteer leaders from around the world who were selected for the fourth cohort of the Schusterman Fellowship. The Fellowship Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – WALTHAM – Noted Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna has been appointed the new director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, a research center at the university. The appointment was announced earlier this week by Brandeis University President Ron Liebowitz during a two-day conference celebrating the center’s 10th anniversary. The conference Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – One of the reasons I transitioned from being the rabbi of Congregation Shirat Hayam (Swampscott, MA) and started my new non-profit organization, welaunch.org, is because I am so passionate about what I call Tech-un Olam: the power of technology, R&D, innovation, entrepreneurism to repair this broken world. Over the past decade Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – For 10 weeks – one class per week for a duration of two hours – Temple B’Nai Israel will hold a “Crash Course: Judaism” adult education program. As an introduction, or, for some, as a reintroduction, to Judaism, we will explore the accessible and thought-provoking questions of a 3,000-year-old tradition. For Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – As we go about our busy schedules, we don’t often have time to sit back and reflect on some of life’s fundamental questions. Suddenly, in a quiet moment, and often when we least expect it, all the questions hit at once. We wonder if we’re living the life we really want Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – SWAMPSCOTT – Alty Weinreb, a native of New York, has been named the new cantor at Congregation Shirat Hayam. Weinreb will begin his post this summer and will succeed Cantor Elana Rozenfeld, who will step down in June after serving the temple for six years so she can spend more time Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – WALTHAM – Barry Shrage, who is set to retire this summer as the president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, has been named professor of the Practice in the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University. Shrage’s appointment underscores Brandeis’ longstanding commitment to serving the Jewish community. “Brandeis was Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Please join Jewish Educator and Hebrew language teacher, Rachel Jacobson, on “A Once in a Lifetime” trip to Israel in 2018. See this beautiful country through the eye of a native Israeli. “I have finally found the perfect trip for our community with an affordable price, under $3,000 (including hotels and Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Beginning this month through mid-October, blaring sounds of the shofar will be heard across the North Shore, as Lappin Foundation prepares the community to set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Shofar Ensemble. “The Great Shofar Blowout is about a community gathering, Jews and non-Jews, to accomplish something together,” Read More