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APRIL 12, 2018 – Last Sukkot, around 40 teenagers from all over the North Shore came to Rabbi Shmaya Friedman’s house in Swampscott to celebrate. Under the sukkah, they made tacos, put on some Israeli music, and lit a bonfire. A few of the attendees were 12 and 13, and didn’t know many of the Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – The high electric fence around the Gaza Strip is probably Israel’s most closely watched border. It’s watched, of course, by the Israel Defense Forces, with constant military patrols, fortified observation posts, and day/night cameras in what otherwise would be blind spots. There are also efforts to monitor and block the tunnels Read More

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APRIL 12, 2018 – For Mimi Lappin, life revolved around family, Judaism, philanthropy, fashion, and art. Lappin, who along with her husband Robert, donated tens of millions to North Shore Jewish organizations over the last several decades, always seemed to be thinking of ways to give back. Lappin, who served as chairwoman of the Women’s Read More

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APRIL 12, 2018 – SALEM – Combined Jewish Philan­thropies is joining the Jewish Teen Initiative of Greater Boston to bring a community-wide Mitzvah Day to Salem on April 22 to support those in need. Adults and teens from throughout the North Shore are urged to join together in helping to landscape, paint, and freshen up Read More

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APRIL 12, 2018 – GLOUCESTER – The eclectic musical amalgam that is the Andy Statman Trio builds from a klezmer-infused foundation, adds jazz progressions and syncopation, and mixes it up with bluegrass riffs and rhythms. That’s the music that Statman will be bringing to a special concert at Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester at 7:30 Read More

APRIL 12, 2018 – Yom Hashoah, the somber Holocaust Memorial Day began last night in Israel. Across the country, a siren sounded, with Israelis rising to stand at attention – whether at home, or work or in the open air of the highway or city streets – to remember the 6 million Jews who died Read More