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Penny Wars are win-win!

November 16th, 2017 | by WMJledger

Worcester – This summer, teams of Worcester JCC Summer Day Camp participants held a spirited “Penny Wars” contest – and their pennies, nickels and dimes really added up. The $750 raised – the equivalent of 75,000 pennies ... Read More


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Penny Wars are win-win!

November 16th, 2017 | by WMJledger

LONGMEADOW – Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy students – toddlers through eighth grade – raised $1,217.14 in pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in five days through LYA’s “Penny Wars.” Proceeds were donated to hurricane relief for Harvey and Irma. The idea ... Read More


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BI Sisterhood – Then and Now

November 16th, 2017 | by WMJledger

In September Congregation Beth Israel Sisterhood hosted its Fall Kick-off event titled, “Then and Now.” The program included a brunch honoring this year’s Torah Fund Benefactors including Lois Sobel, BI Sisterhood president, who was presented the ... Read More


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JWV Brunch

November 16th, 2017 | by WMJledger

The Jewish War Veterans Brunch, held at the Worcester JCC on Oct. 15, featured guest speakers Ed Augustus, Worcester City Manager; and Jewish Federation of Central Mass. Executive Director Steven Schimmel. Email this page... Read More


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Finding your Jewish Roots

November 16th, 2017 | by WMJledger

The Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society and Congregation B’nai Israel presented “Naming Patterns and the Value of Jewish Cemetery Records” on Oct. 23. Shown here are, left to right, Ken Elstein, Joel Novis, Nina Sitron, and ... Read More


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Food collection at Sons of Zion

November 16th, 2017 | by WMJledger

As part of the High Holy Day custom to help those in need, members of Congregation Sons of Zion held a Project Isaiah Food Drive, organized by the temple’s Tikkun Olam Committee. SOZ clients filled several bags with ... Read More


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The Great Shofar Blast

October 13th, 2017 | by WMJledger

NORTHAMPTON – Shofar blowers young and old were on hand for The Great Shofar Blast sponsored by Chabad Northampton and Herrell’s Ice Cream Shop on Sept. 19. The group first got a lesson in blowing the ... Read More


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Open House, Open Doors at HGF

September 14th, 2017 | by WMJledger

AGAWAM – The Harold Grinspoon Foundation invited members of the Western Massachusetts Jewish community to an open house on Thursday, Sept. 7 to “showcase and celebrate our vibrant Jewish community in Western Massachusetts.” Rabbis, Jewish educators, and ... Read More


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Summer Sizzles at LYA

September 14th, 2017 | by WMJledger

The Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) Sizzlin’ Summer Barbecue was a big summer hit. A crowd of more than 200 community members attended the 11th annual event held on Aug. 16. The BBQ featured hamburgers and hot ... Read More


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Picnic Perfect at BI!

September 14th, 2017 | by WMJledger

WORCESTER – On Sunday Aug. 27, Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester hosted its annual membership picnic. Families brought their own dairy dinner picnic and dined outside on the front lawn. Cookies, watermelon and beverages were provided. They ... Read More


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