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Beth Israel Magazine Literacy Project

WORCESTER – Congregation Beth Israel is spearheading a Magazine Literacy Project to provide magazines for adults and children who can’t afford them. The magazines collected will be given to Worcester neighborhood service centers and homeless shelters for distribution. South Worcester Neighborhood Center has already set up a display with some of the donated magazines. SWNC director Ron Charette said that people are thrilled to have the magazines available. One woman took a number of magazines home to read, then brought them back and had a lively discussion with Charette about one of the articles she had read. “Magazines are an entry point for reading for a lot of our families,” Charette said. “Our hope is to foster enthusiasm for continued reading and literacy.” Magazine collection bins have been set up at Congregation Beth Israel on Jamesbury Drive and the Worcester JCC on Salisbury Street. Sports magazines and children’s magazines are especially needed. For further information about this project, contact Nancy Spitulnik at

CAP: Ron Charette, director of South Worcester Neighborhood Center, left, and Nancy Spitulnik with SWNC’s new magazine rack.

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