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SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 - StandWithUs 2017-18 High School Interns and campus Emerson Fellows completed their August conferences and are excited to begin educating about Israel in their schools and to combat anti-Israel rhetoric. Korey Cohan, Marblehead HS: “As a proud Jew, I believe it is my responsibility to defend and promote Israel to my greatest Read More

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 – “Don’t break the chain” was the heartfelt message Lappin Foundation  President Robert I. Lappin conveyed to the cohort of teens who went to Israel with the foundation’s Youth to Israel Adventure this summer. On Sunday, August 27, more than 350 people attended the 2017 Y2I Welcome Home Event at Temple B’nai Read More

AUGUST 24, 2017 – Hannah Finn never expected to get into the cake making business. Up until last spring, the 14-year-old spent most of her free time performing on the school gymnastics team, and playing with her two dogs, three cats, and fish. Then, her mother, Claudia Mintz, mentioned that it was time for her Read More

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