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  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – Aly Raisman, of Needham, is a modern-day Jewish hero. At 24, she has achieved more than most people do in a lifetime. Raisman is a two-time Olympian, and was the captain of the 2012 and 2016 women’s Olympic gymnastics teams. She has won 6 Olympic medals – 3 golds, 2 Read More

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – For the last 36 years, Betsy Mullen has played a major role in the growth and expansion of Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (CJL). She has worked with thousands of residents and their families, and is known for her kindness and empathy. Betsy began her career as a nurse in the Boston area Read More

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – There’s a certain weighty seriousness to the High Holidays. Congregants spend much of the day in an assigned seat, dressed in formal clothing, thinking about all of the past year’s mistakes. After services, however, many Jews on the North Shore go home, have something to eat, and maybe take a nap Read More

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SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – Every year at a Rosh Hashanah meal, with an apple slice in one hand and a glass of Manischewitz in the other, someone will invariably ask the same question that’s asked across dining room tables every New Year: “What did you think of the rabbi’s sermon?” For many Jews, the High Read More

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – It’s the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The Days of Awe have arrived. Here at the Journal, we have high hopes for the coming year. Our goal is to serve each and every Jew in Greater Boston, and at this time of year we’re asking ourselves how we Read More

by Jeanne Pepper SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 – Approaching Rosh Hashanah this year, I should think about forgiving all who have wronged me this year and forgive them, clear my plate of all ill feelings and conflict, and embrace the opportunity to begin a new year with a bright outlook and hope. This year, I am Read More