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JUNE 15, 2017 – LYNN — More than 85 teenagers from across the North Shore joined forces on a recent Sunday to paint, plant, build, and cook at the Lynn Shelter Association. “It feels good to help homeless families right here on the North Shore because they don’t live too far from us and we Read More

JUNE 15, 2017 – SALEM – According to a study by the Avi Chai Foundation, membership in a campus Hillel “is one of the strongest predictors of future Jewish leadership – stronger than Jewish day school enrollment, Jewish camp experiences, or membership in a Jewish youth group.” Look to the small but growing Hillel on Read More

By Julian Stux MAY 18, 2017 — My bar mitzvah Torah portion, Ki Teitzei from Deuteronomy Chapter 21, speaks of laws that were created by our people centuries ago and reflect who they were. They didn’t like how they were treated as slaves in Egypt, so they made sure Jewish laws treat all people with Read More

By Katie Tassinari MAY 18, 2017 — The Torah portion for my bat mitzvah was Vayakhel, Exodus Chapter 35. There are many instructions given by God, delivered by Moses. They include intricate details that require artistic ability and creativity. In Chapter 35, verse 10, Moses says to the Israelites, “And let every wise-hearted man among Read More

By Joshua Comito MAY 18, 2017 — When people ask me how it felt to become a bar mitzvah, I had to think about it for a few minutes. I felt so many different things: I was nervous, excited, anxious, happy, proud, and looking forward to partying with my friends. I wasn’t too worried about Read More

More than 100 Jewish teens, who are going to Israel on Lappin Foundation’s 2017 Youth to Israel Adventure (Y2I), had fun getting to know each other at their recent pre-trip meeting held at Temple Sinai in Marblehead. Teens and counselors engaged in lively team-building activities and ice-breakers. 2017 Y2I includes 110 Jewish teens from 29 Read More

Aidan New Special to the Journal Every year I wait for the same exact thing. Year after year, I can’t wait for summer to start, because every summer I get to go to sleepaway camp, I get to go to my second home. This is a home filled with loving friendships, new and exciting activities Read More

Lucy New Special to the Journal It’s nice being raised in a town where the Jewish community is strong. For sure, Marblehead sports a large group of citizens who put a pine tree in their living room during the winter and hunt for eggs during April. What is special about Marblehead is that the town Read More

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