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APRIL 12, 2018 – Last Sukkot, around 40 teenagers from all over the North Shore came to Rabbi Shmaya Friedman’s house in Swampscott to celebrate. Under the sukkah, they made tacos, put on some Israeli music, and lit a bonfire. A few of the attendees were 12 and 13, and didn’t know many of the Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – Despite threats of the fourth nor’easter in the last few weeks, 15 high school students from Marblehead High School, Swampscott High School, and St. John’s Prep made it to Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott to attend an interactive training session called “What’s Up at College: How to Identify and Respond to Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 - Jill Simmons-Wetmore, Mason Wetmore, Andrew Wetmore, Judi Simmons and Steve Simmons are pictured at the 2017 Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation banquet where Mason was presented with several awards for his outstanding fundraising and participation Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 - Over 70 students, faculty and parents took part in the St. John's Prep Jewish Student Union's 17th annual Interfaith Passover Seder.  From left: Matt Serdukoff, Ben Chapman, Cole Mooney, Bar Argaman and Shira Becker (from the Shinshinim Young Ambassadors Program), Daniel Kasten and Andrew Orfaly Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – SALEM – Combined Jewish Philan­thropies is joining the Jewish Teen Initiative of Greater Boston to bring a community-wide Mitzvah Day to Salem on April 22 to support those in need. Adults and teens from throughout the North Shore are urged to join together in helping to landscape, paint, and freshen up Read More

MARCH 29, 2018 – Earlier this month, The Rashi School celebrated “Read Across America Day” by inviting grandparents into the library to read stories with the students. Students in kindergarten through grade 2 read stories together with the grandparents, sharing a special bond and creating new memories. It was hard to tell which group enjoyed Read More

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 – High school students and current college students from the North Shore are encouraged to apply for scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year that will be announced by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. CJP is now accepting applications for financial assistance from students. The program is administered by Jewish Vocational Read More

MARCH 22, 2018 – A lifelong love of writing, a silly sense of humor, and a soft spot for animals has proven to be a winning combination for Jane Sutton, the award-winning children’s book writer from Lexington who for decades has been tickling the fancy of her young readers. Sutton’s playful, humorous, and endearing stories Read More

MARCH 8, 2018 – Who can say they have met not one, but several owls? The students at Epstein Hillel School can. It was a fun, unique, educational morning that highlights the EHS difference. Regularly at the school, students participate in hands-on learning that takes them away from their desks for authentic experiences that engages Read More