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Welcoming our new Israeli Young Emissaries

Welcoming our new Israeli Young Emissaries

This month, Western and Central Massachusetts welcome a new group of Israeli Young Emissaries. “The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts is thrilled to welcome our new Israeli Emissaries, Noa Elisha… Read more »

Annual Meeting of Jewish Federation/Endowment Foundation of Western Mass. held Sept. 15

Annual Meeting of Jewish Federation/Endowment Foundation of Western Mass. held Sept. 15

AGAWAM – The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and the Jewish Endowment Foundation held their annual meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 at Chez Josef in Agawam. This year’s keynote speaker,… Read more »

Shana Tova!

Shana Tova!

A is for Apple By Eileen Goltz In the midst of preparing for yontif there is one food item that, in my opinion, is almost always purchased and rarely homemade…. Read more »

Summer Camp Round-up

Summer Camp Round-up

Summer campers in Massachusetts are enjoying lots of fun in the sun! Here are scenes from Jewish camps around the area.

Standing with Israel

Standing with Israel

By Stacey Dresner In late July, as Hamas missiles continued to fly into Israel and Operation Protective Edge succeeded in taking out terrorist tunnels into Israel, Jewish communities around Massachusetts… Read more »

Rabbi Aviva Fellman Joins Beth Israel in Worcester

Rabbi Aviva Fellman Joins Beth Israel in Worcester

By Laura Porter WORCESTER – On July 25, Congregation Beth Israel welcomed Rabbi Aviva Fellman as she celebrated her first Shabbat in Worcester. Rabbi Fellman, who most recently served as… Read more »

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 »