March 27, 2015 / 7th of Nissan, 5775
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    posted by Dawny Gershkowitz This time following Passover has several days for remembering. Tomorrow we remember the six million we lost in the Holocaust. As a daughter of survivors, I find this day so terribly painful... I cannot help but think of my parents, aunts, uncles, and what they... Read More
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    As we gear up for our 90th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30PM (have you signed up yet?), we look back at some of the exciting things that have taken place here since our founding.  Test your knowledge - answers are below.  Good luck! 1. For real HC trivia buffs, who... Read More
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    I Stand for the Silent Submitted by High School Junior Sarah C.of MA This week marked the exclusive premiere of the movie BULLY sponsored by BBYO, a Jewish teen movement. On Sunday afternoon April 15th, members and families of BBYO's New England Region along with others from the Boston... Read More
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    JF&CS volunteer Susan Adams first learned about social work at a job fair in eighth grade. She decided that’s what she wanted to do when she grew up. But her journey took another road, leading to a career in software development, marriage, and full days raising two children. Now her... Read More
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    Recently many caring and wonderful people have asked me, "how can I help with the wedding?" My new sister-in-law has mentioned the very reasonable concern, "I'm not quite sure how to do the bachelorette thing with two brides..." And my sister has asked "oh my Gd, what should I wear?" a billion... Read More
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    On the evening of May 3, 2012 come meet two amazing women who have availed themselves of One Family's services. OneFamily is the family of Israel's victims of terror attacks - those who have been bereaved, those who have been maimed, and those suffering from post-trauma as a result of... Read More
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    When someone who is not Jewish notices a mezuzah at someone's home -- and they know what it is and what it means -- what is the proper gesture of respect? Touch it and kiss the fingers, another gesture of acknowledgement, or just walk by as if it's not... Read More
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    Last year JF&CS staff came to a startling realization. Because of federal guidelines, there was a chance that low-income families who were receiving groceries each month from Family Table, the agency’s food pantry, were at risk of losing some of their income in the form of SSI... Read More
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    Picasso once said, "All children are born artists. The trouble is keeping them that way." Picasso also once said, "Holy crap, ketubahs are really really expensive!"Okay, he didn't say that second thing. But I bet if he saw some of the websites I've seen, he totally would have freaked out about... Read More
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    I returned to my elementary school this past fall. It had been years since I’ve visited, and I was impressed to see the new carpets, lockers, and front desk. However I wasn’t there to see the building, or even to visit my former teachers (which was a real treat); I was there to train... Read More
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