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AUGUST 2, 2018 - Attending a jam-packed trip in a foreign country with 100 teens can be overwhelming for anyone. That’s why for the fourth year in a row, the Ruderman Family Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to Y2I to help teens with disabilities participate in the program. The grant helped sponsor extra counselors and Read More

AUGUST 2, 2018 - Rebecca Gay is a graduate of the Epstein Hillel School and UMass Boston '15 who recently started working as the program officer for young adult engagement at Combined Jewish Philanthropies. Name: Rebecca Gay Age: 27 Hometown: Swampscott Alma Mater: Epstein Hillel School ’05, Swampscott High School ’09, UMass Boston ’15 Favorite Read More

JULY 19, 2018 - Luke Palmer is a graduate of the Epstein Hillel School in Marblehead who moved to Los Angeles and created a web series partially based on his experiences with Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. ________________________________ Name: Luke Palmer Age: 27 Hometown: Swampscott Alma Mater: Epstein Hillel School ’05, the Corwin Russell Read More

JULY 19, 2018 – These days, it’s hard to get decent services for only $10 an hour. But when you take the annual price of many of the local Hebrew schools and divide it by the number of hours students spend there, that’s around what it costs. “You can’t get good babysitting for that amount Read More

JULY 19, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – Salima Slimane of Malden had already tried a few other specialized camps for her 9-year-old son, who is on the autism spectrum and has ADHD and social anxiety. While Slimane was satisfied with the other camps, she wanted him to get more interaction with other children. “We don’t have the Read More

JULY 5, 2018, NEWTON – Third grade students at Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton have known the traditional way to write the Hebrew letter aleph for a long time now, but they recently learned two new methods. The first way is to take the right hand, clench in all fingers except for the thumb Read More

JULY 5, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – There was a palpable adrenaline coursing through the JCC on the morning of June 25. You could feel the antsy energy everywhere. High-pitched beeps of membership cards followed an unending stream of people in exercise clothing. In the distance, Zumba instructor James D’Ambrosio never stopped smiling as he rapidly contorted Read More

JUNE 21, 2018, MARBLEHEAD – Last week, more than 100 people attended the Epstein Hillel School Annual Meeting. The meeting, dubbed “If The Shoe Fits” – Im HaNa’al Matimah – was named as a tribute to incoming board president, Mark Farber, in recognition of his 50 years in the retail shoe industry. In the audience Read More

JUNE 21, 2018 – For many people, memories of youthful days at summer camp are very special. Away from family members, neighbors and classmates – sometimes for the first time in their lives – kids can discover new activities and interests, try new sports, learn new skills, enjoy the outdoors and form lifelong friendships. Here Read More

JUNE 21, 2018, SWAMPSCOTT – Not many sixth-graders can say they’ve spoken to a crowd of thousands of people on Boston Common, received a personal video from a former Patriots player, or raised over $25,000. Mason Wetmore of Swampscott can. It’s all come as part of his work with the New England chapter of the Read More