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The Many Stories of Passover

The Many Stories of Passover

If I already know the story what’s the point of telling it all over again? By Rabbi Natan Margalit One of the simple but important sentences that we read on… Read more »

Heritage Academy Students  Experience Israel

Heritage Academy Students Experience Israel

By Stacey Dresner LONGMEADOW – Last fall Kayla Weiss created a countdown calendar to keep track of the days until she and her classmates at Heritage Academy would leave for… Read more »

Rabbi Valerie Cohen named new rabbi at Temple Emanuel Sinai

Rabbi Valerie Cohen named new rabbi at Temple Emanuel Sinai

By Laura Porter WORCESTER – On March 9, Temple Emanuel Sinai in Worcester came together for its first congregational meeting as a new entity to approve the appointment of Rabbi… Read more »

Changes in Jewish Funeral Options in Central Mass.

Changes in Jewish Funeral Options in Central Mass.

By Laura Porter WORCESTER – Since early February, Mercadante Funeral Home in Shrewsbury has offered services for the Jewish community in Central Massachusetts, providing a separate area for tahara, the… Read more »

Sons of Zion Celebrates 11O Years

Sons of Zion Celebrates 11O Years

By Stacey Dresner HOLYOKE – On March 16, Congregation Sons of Zion was full of Purim spirit – the aroma of fresh hamantaschen wafted out from the synagogue kitchen and… Read more »

An Outpouring of Support  on Super Sunday in Western Mass.

An Outpouring of Support on Super Sunday in Western Mass.

WESTERN MASS. – March 2 and 9 saw a fabulous outpouring of donor and volunteer support at the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts’ four Super Sunday calling sessions. The calling… Read more »

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  Celebrates Life Through a Jewish Lens

Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Celebrates Life Through a Jewish Lens

The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival will present two weeks of award-winning films from around the world, plus speakers and special events, from March 20 – April 6. In all,… Read more »

Community  Leadership  Day highlights ‘Leader in Me’

Community Leadership Day highlights ‘Leader in Me’

By Stacey Dresner | Photos by Bert Krasner SPRINGFIELD – Local philanthropist Diane Troderman had a vision three years ago when she brought the “Leader in Me” program to Heritage… Read more »

A Connection to Israel

A Connection to Israel

Clark Hillel Takes Students on Taglit-Birthright Israel By Laura Porter | Photos courtesy of Clark Hillel WORCESTER – Seth Greenwald of Sharon has been passionate about Israel since he read… Read more »

A Connection to Israel

A Connection to Israel

Clark Hillel Takes Students on Taglit-Birthright Israel By Laura Porter | Photos courtesy of Clark Hillel WORCESTER – Seth Greenwald of Sharon has been passionate about Israel since he read… Read more »