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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

JULY 13, 2017 – There was barely a dry eye in the room. Standing in the sanctuary before a close-knit group of friends and family who had come from all over the country, Heather Wilde carefully lit a single Shabbat candle and said the appropriate Hebrew blessing. Uncovering her eyes, she smiled at those around her and Read More

JULY 13, 2017 – “Welcome to Jerusalem and welcome to Israel,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told a crowd of some 30,000 people last week at Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium during the opening ceremony. “Welcome home and welcome to the thousands of wonderful athletes that came to join us from 80 different countries.” The Maccabiah Games, which Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – Cohen Hillel Academy held its graduation ceremony on June 14. The class of 2017 included Rachel Mulsman, Katie Tassinari, Shira Zimmerman, Natalia Goldwasser and Julian Stux Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD – When Marty Schneer arrived in Marblehead in 2013 to take over as executive director of the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, one of the first people he met was Marcy Yellin. Her son, Jacob, now 32, has special needs and worked at the JCC. She told Schneer Read More

JUNE 29, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD – After a chilly and wet spring, parents and their children are especially anxious for the warmer days of summer vacation and the welcoming start of the summer camp season. Families on the North Shore have a choice of three Jewish day camps: the Jewish Community Center of the North Read More

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