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JUNE 7, 2018 – Over the past few years, I have had the privilege to participate in the many programs the Lappin Foundation has to offer for the community: Israel advocacy, the Y2I trip to Israel, community service, and so on. Through these experiences, I grew as a young adult and found an enhanced sense Read More

JUNE 7, 2018, DANVERS – It’s usually Mary Kiley, a religion teacher at St. John’s Prep, who assigns the homework, but not when Sonia Weitz was involved. Kiley and Weitz were having their first meeting as Holocaust Legacy Partners, a program started by Weitz that pairs Holocaust survivors with people who promise to share their Read More

JUNE 7, 2018, PEABODY – This fall, Temple Ner Tamid of Peabody will pilot an innovative new Hebrew School for students in kindergarten through seventh grade. In addition, the temple also will add educational programs for high school students and adults, with many of the programs available online. Students will have the option of taking Read More

JUNE 7, 2018 - Max Faleyev has always loved music, and has been studying piano since he was six years old. Over the years, he has participated in many recitals and competitions, including recitals for students of Valerie Henkin, his teacher since he was six. He has performed at recitals for the North Shore Piano Read More

JUNE 7, 2018 - Sarah Abigail Shoer is a recent graduate of the class of 2018 of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she was Summa Cum Laude and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received a bachelor of arts degree in French and Judaic studies. She was the first student to receive honors Read More

“Trouble in the Garden” is a comical play with a serious message: that tolerance and unity must replace bullying and bigotry. Through a mix of comedy and poignancy, the characters of “People Flowers” show that by accepting each other’s differences and joining together in unity, we can accomplish anything. The play stars young Marblehead actresses Read More

JUNE 7, 2018 - At first blush, Ashley Orenberg Waterberg and Jacob Abbisso appear to have little in common. Ashley is a new mom and a social worker in the Revere Public Schools. Jacob is a senior at Gann Academy, heading to Wesleyan University in the fall. Ashley has done, among other things, extensive volunteer Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – What’s it like to play baseball when you’re blind? To answer that question, a junior at Gann Academy taught himself to animate, and created an audiovisual simulation of “beep baseball,” since beeping balls and buzzing bases communicate information to visually-impaired players. This is just one of several innovative projects conceived and Read More

MAY 24, 2018 – Temple Emanu-El in Marble­head and Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott are employing teenagers as madrichim to teach the traditions of Jewish faith to the youngest generation. Each student is assigned a job based on their interests. Some help with setup and office work; others will teach about upcoming holidays, traditional songs Read More

May 24, 2018, BEVERLY – “Hey, kids,” shouts Jim Younger to a gaggle of religious school students, ages 2 to 13, as they crowd around a large vegetable garden at Beverly’s Temple B’nai Abraham. “Do ya like peas?” The kids shuffle their feet. A couple of them shyly raise their hands, but the rest regard Read More