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In last week’s edition of the Journal (March 23), we broke the news that Barry Shrage had announced his intention to step down as CEO and president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies in the summer of 2018. In an interview last week to explain the decision, the first question we asked Barry had to do with Read More

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From the plains of Argentina to the hallowed, magical halls of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, a new crop of children’s books for Passover transports children to unexpected places for the eight day Festival of Freedom that begins this year with the first seder, on Monday evening, April 10. Among the engaging and informative books and new Read More

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Yehudi Wyner was feted by and featured in a concert on Wednesday, March 22nd at Jordan Hall. Sponsored by the Jewish Arts Collaborative, the concert was a part of an annual series dedicated to the memory of entrepreneur and philanthropist Michael B. Rukin. Jim Ball, Director of Communications for the Jewish Arts Collaborative, who introduced Read More

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Beverly Clark is the founder and President of the Board of Directors of Symphony by the Sea, a professional orchestra now based at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, and a retired professional flutist. She is also a psychoeducational diagnostican with an expertise in assessing reading disabilities, a certified educational/school psychologist and reading specialist. How did Read More

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, hosts its spring Community Open House on Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity. The free daylong Read More

Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, announced this week that he will be stepping down from that position next year. “I expect this change will take place around the summer of 2018,” said Shrage. “A search committee, chaired by Aron Ain, CEO of Kronos and Shira Goodman, CEO of Staples, will begin Read More