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DECEMBER 13, 2018 – NAME: ELYSE PROPIS, 28 HEBREW NAME: Esther HOMETOWN: Swampscott CURRENTLY LIVING IN: New York City ALMA MATERS: Cohen Hillel Academy ’04, Swampscott High School ’08, Washington University in St. Louis ’12 JOB: Regional Operations Lead, Restaurant Innovation at Uber FAVORITE FOOD: Ice cream. My obsession was probably fueled by the warm Read More

DECEMBER 6, 2018 – For those diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, the best chance of finding a life-saving match is from a donor of similar race or ethnicity. This is what happened when young Idan Zablocki was diagnosed with a genetic disorder impacting his blood – Hyper IgM syndrome. It is an immune deficiency caused Read More

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – Lappin Foundation’s 2019 Teen Israel Advocacy Fellows, all alumni of a teen Israel experience, meet monthly to learn advocacy skills necessary to be pro-Israel activists. Their November class was about the importance of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. Danielle Harsip, Boston area director of AIPAC, was the guest speaker. Harsip encouraged teens Read More

NOVEMBER 29, 2018 – NAME: Laura Whitehill HOMETOWN: Marblehead CURRENTLY LIVING IN: Dublin, Ireland ALMA MATERS: Deerfield Academy ‘12, Georgetown University ‘16, University College Dublin School of Medicine and Medical Science ‘21 JOB: Medical student FAVORITE FOOD: Kettle cooked potato chips – Cape Cod chips, preferably. FAVORITE MUSIC: One Direction FAVORITE BOOKS: Harry Potter FAVORITE Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 – When Gaston Bernstein and his family watched Pentatonix win “The Sing-Off” on TV in 2011, little did he know that he himself would soon be immersed in the world of a cappella. Yet together with his wife, Cantor Sandy Bernstein, Gaston recently staged a wildly successful New England Jewish Collegiate A Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018 – NAME: Jonah Weinstein HOMETOWN: Marblehead/Swampscott CURRENTLY LIVING IN: New York City ALMA MATERS: Marblehead High School ‘13, Ithaca College ‘17 JOB: Associate product manager, MediaMath FAVORITE FOOD: I love Mediterranean food and I love Italian food FAVORITE MUSIC: I like blues, I like rock, I like hip-hop FAVORITE BOOK: “The 48 Laws of Power” by Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018, BROOKLINE – New England Yachad runs over 400 programs a year to help Jews with special needs live full, productive, Jewish lives. On Dec. 2, the organization will unveil a new community center inside Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline that will serve as the organization’s headquarters and provide a wide array of Read More

NOVEMBER 22, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – The aroma of freshly baked apple pie, soup and lasagna filled the Jewish Community Center in Marblehead this past Sunday as 91 teenagers and 25 adults volunteered on Soup-er Sunday, an event that provides a Sunday meal for the Lynn Emergency Shelter. The North Shore teens – who range from Read More

NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – NAME: AARON ROTHBARD, 23 HOMETOWN: Marblehead CURRENTLY LIVING IN: Everett ALMA MATERS: Marblehead High School ’13, Boston College ’17 JOB: Account manager at Randstad Technologies FAVORITE FOOD: Sunday night Chinese food, definitely. FAVORITE MUSIC: I’m a hard rock kind of fan – Breaking Benjamin is my favorite band. FAVORITE BOOKS: I Read More

OCTOBER 18, 2018, GLOUCESTER – Let’s make this clear: Michal Sela and Sapir Uzan are ready for a good time. The two Shinshinim (back to that mouthful later) assigned to the North Shore are high energy Israeli teens who, two months into their U.S. adventure, seem ready to make the most of every encounter. Working Read More