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  Although she has had a passion for music since she was a little girl, Vera Broekhuysen didn’t always know she wanted to be a cantor. In fact, when she finished college at the University of Toronto, she decided to train to become a doctor. “I hopped around a bit. First doing an extra year Read More

Penny Schwartz Special to the Journal BOSTON – On Saturday morning, 86-year-old Eva Greenwood took part in her first political demonstration. Greenwood, a survivor of the Holocaust-era Kindertransport that rescued Jewish children in Nazi occupied Europe, joined her daughter Susan and her daughter’s family at Boston’s Women’s March for America, a grassroots women’s rights demonstration Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor Alan Pierce is the founder of the five-lawyer firm of Pierce, Pierce and Napolitano in Salem with an expertise in Workers Compensation, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability law.  In addition, Pierce has been president of Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly for the past seven years. He is currently overseeing B’nai Abraham’s reconsideration Read More

Penny Schwartz Special to the Journal Last week, on Wednesday, January 18, at about 9:45 a.m., a bomb threat was called into the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton, forcing an evacuation of young children, fitness club members, staff and others who are regulars at the JCC of Greater Boston. It was a similar disturbing Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor Last Summer, Allison Gay of Swampscott married Guy Lemberg, who grew up in England and Australia, in a ceremony and reception at Tupper Manor in Beverly. We spoke last week to Allison and Guy, who live in San Francisco, about what they wanted in a wedding and what guided their decisions Read More

Todd Feinburg Journal Publisher/Editor A local businessman, devoted to using his time and wealth to enhance the Greater Boston Jewish Community, is making a $5 million gift to Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead. As part of the gift, and with the support of the family of Eli and Bessie Cohen, CHA will be renamed the Read More