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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

JUNE 15, 2017 – CHELSEA — A $16 million renovation that is all about improving the quality of life for Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home residents will be unveiled during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 21 at the near century-old site on Lafayette Avenue. In 1919, Eleanor “Lena” Goldberg established the home to care for her Read More

After sixty-five years of playing together and sixty-four years of marriage, Bob and Fran Tyler help keep jazz alive by sharing their combined talents and mutual love of music with local seniors. Along with seven other gifted musicians of the Insight Band, the couple entertained a group of more than seventy senior citizens earlier this Read More

Five generations gathered last month as Sylvia Helen (Berkovitz) Abrams celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at her residence, the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center in Revere. Sylvia was born in the West End on Dec. 19, 1916. She grew up there and in Roxbury before marrying Harry Abrams and moving to Chelsea. They Read More