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AUGUST 10, 2017 - Lily Good­speed, a high school student from Beverly, has been selected for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) scholarship, which funds an academic year of high school study and cultural immersion in Germany for a select group of American students. The CBYX program is funded jointly by the US Congress and the Read More

AUGUST 10, 2017 – Excerpts of post-trip reflections by teens who went on the Lappin Foundation’s 2017 Youth to Israel Adventure in July. After going on the life-changing Y2I 2017 trip this July, I discovered a newfound urgency and importance to remain Jewish and raise my children Jewish as well. We spent two weeks traveling Read More

By Korey Cohan AUGUST 10, 2017 – After my first trip to Israel through the Lappin Foundation’s Youth to Israel came to an end last summer, I developed an enhanced pride for my Judaism and the culture of the Jewish people. It was a turning point in my life as a Jewish teen. I realized Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Congratulations to senior Jayme Callum for being recognized as the 2017 Independent Girls Conference Softball Most Valuable Player. This is the second softball MVP honor for Jayme, the first award being presented to her in 2015. This award wraps up an outstanding senior year, as she was also named the 2016 Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Rachel S. Gershaw of Danvers received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in May. A lifelong member of Temple Teferit Shalom in Peabody and a 2008 graduate of Danvers High School, Rachel received a Bachelor’s in Health Science in 2012 and a Master’s in Public Health Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Pictured, from left:  Maggi Smart of Salem, Tovah Lockwood of Rowley, Michelle Shub of Marblehead, Rabbi Bernie Horowitz, Counselor, Haley Wolfe of Gloucester, Sophie Collins of Marblehead, and Hannah Sotnek of Georgetown Read More

JULY 27, 2017 – Josh Tabenkin didn’t want to go on the Youth to Israel Adventure trip. He even skipped one of the mandatory pre-trip meetings, half hoping that infraction might get him booted out of the program. He ultimately decided to go because he was afraid he would regret it if he didn’t for Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – Every year, the Ruderman family asks the staff of the seven area Orthodox day schools to select one outstanding student from their graduating class who contributes to the Jewish community by helping others. The student should exemplify the values of Rose Ruderman, a kind, compassionate person who consistently sought to improve Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – SALEM – A Jewish children’s book program is helping to preserve the richness and vibrancy of Jewish culture, one book at a time. Like families across the US and Canada, North Shore families who participate in PJ Library say the program has influenced or supported how they talk about and practice Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – The Juvenile Aid Scholarship Organization recently awarded grants to 12 deserving students to help defray their college expenses. Funds are primarily raised at the group’s scholarship luncheon, held annually at The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem. In addition, memorial scholarships are given by family members to honor loved ones. This year, the Read More