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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

  AUGUST 10, 2017 - MARBLEHEAD – Debby Segil was home in bed with the flu. Rather than using the time to pamper herself with comfort food and old movies, the 89-year-old pint-sized dynamo seized the opportunity to do what she loves best: helping others. As a licensed independent clinical social worker with 40 years Read More

JULY 27, 2107 – For Jack Stahl, the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore has always been like a second home. As a child growing up in Lynn, he attended Camp Simcha and learned to play basketball at the original center. He earned a four-year basketball scholarship to Suffolk University, served in the Navy Read More

For Jewish mothers, the candlesticks that graced their homes and welcomed Shabbat in Eastern European shtetls had a special significance. It was with these candlesticks that Jewish women had their moment with God. That moment took place on Friday nights, when Jewish matriarchs bent over the candlesticks, moved their hands in a circle following ancient Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – Jewish War Veterans and Ladies Auxiliary North Shore Post 220 honored World War II Veteran Lillian Aronson during her 100th birthday celebration at Congregation Sons of Israel, Peabody. Approximately 50 family members and veterans and guests attended this special event. Lillian received a special Congressional recognition from Representative Seth Moulton and Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – Evelyn Atkins has seen a lot in her 90 years. She was born in Marblehead, lived through the Depression, World War II, worked as a nurse at Beverly Hospital and also was a licensed beautician. Along the way, she married, had three children and has spent the last 55 years in Read More