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Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor Twice a year, Beverly dentist Dr. Eli Davidyan travels to third world countries to offer free dental services and to teach good dental hygiene with Kids International Dental Services (KIDS). His most recent trip, in November, was to Haiti, but he has also volunteered in destinations such as Guatemala, Mongolia and Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor It wasn’t just her first visit to Israel. State Representative Lori Ehrlich also paid her first visit to “Stars & Bucks Café.” No, not Starbucks, the iconic coffee chain, but an aspirational knockoff that is as close as they can come to the real deal in the West Bank city of Read More

Shelley A. Sackett Special to the Journal It was beginning to feel a lot like Hanukkah at the Museum of Fine Arts Wednesday when the Shapiro Family Courtyard was transformed into a large-scale celebration for the senses. The oversized interactive menorah cast its magic light over the crowd as some swayed to Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Read More

Penny Schwartz Special to the Journal The ties that bind Boston with Israel took a fascinating turn last week. A new study by Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna traces modern day Israel’s well known blue-and-white flag with its six-pointed blue Star of David in its center to a flag of similar design developed in Boston Read More

Susan Britt Special to the Journal It was a few years ago that David Liebmann says he discovered his sense of his own Jewishness. He was the Assistant Director of Education at the Holocaust Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. “I had never worked in a Jewish setting before, never been immersed in Read More

TODD FEINBURG Can the synagogue be saved? That may not be a common question among congregants, but it is one that burns on the minds of many rabbis and lay leaders who see their congregations shrinking and who are considering mergers or changes to their business models in order to stave off extinction. One synagogue Read More