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Much more than a Mission

Much more than a Mission

Federation leaders show solidarity with Israel By Stacey Dresner ISRAEL – When representatives of both the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts made plans… Read more »

Gabermans Honored  by National Conference  for Community & Justice

Gabermans Honored by National Conference for Community & Justice

By Stacey Dresner LONGMEADOW – As one of the few Jewish children at her Longmeadow elementary school, Betsy Gaberman recalls experiencing quite a bit of anti-Semitism growing up. “I think… Read more »

The Revitalization of Congregation Shaarai Torah

The Revitalization of Congregation Shaarai Torah

By Laura Porter Congregation Shaarai Torah in Worcester has played a significant role in the city’s Jewish community for decades. Its history reflects the shifting dynamics of a century of… Read more »

IDF Finds Bodies of Kidnapped Teens near Hebron

IDF Finds Bodies of Kidnapped Teens near Hebron

(JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces said it found the bodies of the three kidnapped Jewish teens near Hebron. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an emergency cabinet meeting in the… Read more »

A Labor of Love Rabbi Saul Perlmutter will retire after 40 Years at UMass Hillel

A Labor of Love Rabbi Saul Perlmutter will retire after 40 Years at UMass Hillel

By Stacey Dresner AMHERST – An avid cyclist, Rabbi Saul Perlmutter can often be seen riding his bike to work at the University of Massachusetts Hillel House. But after Aug…. Read more »

Presenting the Phenomenal Al Tapper, Peabody Award Winner (and so much more)

Presenting the Phenomenal Al Tapper, Peabody Award Winner (and so much more)

By Judy Polan Mega-talented Worcester native Al Tapper, 72, is a dynamic renaissance man whose various careers as a Broadway composer, lyricist, playwright, humorist, baseball maven, leveraged buyout specialist and… Read more »

Eric Lesser makes a run for State Senate

Eric Lesser makes a run for State Senate

By Abigail Adams LONGMEADOW – “I never really left,” Eric Lesser said while sipping iced coffee and waving to familiar faces at the Starbucks in the Longmeadow shops. Lesser, the… Read more »

Conversation with… Peter Max

Conversation with… Peter Max

From Berlin to Shanghai to Tibet to Israel to New York to the top of the art world By Cindy Mindell Most Americans alive during the ‘60s and ‘70s know… Read more »

‘Outrun Hunger’ to raise funds for children in Western Mass.

‘Outrun Hunger’ to raise funds for children in Western Mass.

By Stacey Dresner SPRINGFIELD – Max Rubin recalls when he and the other teen board members of Rachel’s Table came up with the idea for Outrun Hunger, a 5K run… Read more »

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 »