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DECEMBER 7, 2017 – Joe Bach celebrated his 109th birthday on Sunday amidst family members and staff and residents of the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea. Joe, a Holocaust survivor, has been a resident at the Center for almost three years. Joe was born in Lvov, now part of the Ukraine, and was Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – On Thursday, Nov. 23 members from various Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Posts throughout Massachusetts, assisted by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Descendants of JWV, teamed to help serve a holiday brunch to the Veterans of Chelsea Soldiers’ Home in Chelsea. This year’s event included members from various JWV Posts 74, 161 Read More

DECEMBER 7, 2017 – PEABODY – Rim Meirowitz recently taught a three-part series of classes that drew 70 fellow residents of all religions at Brooksby Village. The rabbi emeritus at Temple Shir Tikva in Winchester, Meirowitz went through the Jewish calendar and major holidays, and also led a discussion about the difference between the concept Read More

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Members of Congregation Sons of Israel in Peabody presented the Jewish War Veterans North Shore Post 220 with an early Veterans Day tribute. As part of the highlight of events was a spectacular performance by Dan Clark, “The Singing Trooper.” Dan sang a medley of patriotic Read More

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 - “I feel so sorry for your children, they will never have the memories of living in a neighborhood,” my mother announced as she and I were taking an afternoon walk. I stopped walking and stared at my mother in total disbelief. My husband, my 3-year-old son Brian, and I had recently Read More

OCTOBER 19, 2017 – Chelsea Jewish Lifecare has embarked upon a nine-month collaboration with Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose. Aptly titled, “Better Together,” the program involves middle school students visiting both the skilled nursing residence and the assisted living on the Peabody campus. The goal of the multigenerational program: to create interactive relationships and exchange Read More

  SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - Over 60 guests shared in the festivities last Sunday at the Connections Barbeque at Congregation Shirat Hayam. Connections is a group for widows, widowers, and other singles, holding social events twice a year. This past Sunday’s barbeque featured entertainer John Moses along with a delicious array of burgers, franks & Read More

AUGUST 24, 2017 – Among regulars in the Sunday-morning minyan at Gloucester’s Temple Ahavat Achim is a self-effacing man with wavy white hair and a weather-wrinkled face that speaks of years at sea. Gloucester resident Ed Howe is also known for wearing sandals year round, grudgingly donning shoes only on the worst days of slushy Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 - Eleanor J. Roos, of Swampscott, celebrated her 100th birthday on July 7. Over 50 members of her immediate family attended a celebration in her honor. Eleanor has been a member of Congregation Shirat Hayam and the former Temple Beth El since the early 1950s, when she joined with her late husband Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 - Three Chelsea Jewish Lifecare skilled nursing facilities have received national recognition for the outstanding quality care they provide to residents. The Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home in Chelsea and the Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living in Peabody are two of just nine facilities in Massachusetts that received the Silver National Read More