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NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – GLOUCESTER – Hanukkah 5778 carries special meaning for Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester. Observance of the eight-day festival commemorating the rededication of the temple after the Maccabee triumph is inextricably linked with the lighting of flames. Ten years ago, in the early hours of December 15, flames spread from a fire Read More

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NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – In 2002, Jo Ann Simons and Steven P. Rosenthal happened to pick neighboring elliptical machines at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore in Marblehead. During their workout, they chatted. Simons learned of Rosenthal’s interest in philanthropy; Rosenthal learned about Simons’ interest in intellectual and developmental disabilities. Neither had a Read More

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NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – Adam Berman currently oversees one of Greater Boston’s leading healthcare organizations. As President of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (CJL), Adam is responsible for the expansion, growth and day-to-day operations of the non-profit, including the 2014 acquisition of Aviv Centers for Living and the dramatic renovation of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home. He Read More

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NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – Supporters will gather at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Dec. 5 for the annual dinner hosted by the New England Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. At the dinner, guests will not only savor a kosher meal, but also will be able to enjoy the company and hear the Read More

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NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – MARBLEHEAD – With the addition of Amy Gold as head of school and a generous new endowment that prompted a name change, Epstein Hillel School is looking forward to a bright future. “This year has been a monumental year for Hillel,” said parent, grandparent, and longtime Gala Committee member Anne Selby Read More

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 – The Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely, went on Israeli news over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend claiming that American Jews are a “people that never send their kids to fight for their country. Most of the Jews don’t have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, going Read More