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Four Questions with Jon Feinman, Weightlifting Social Entrepreneur

Four Questions with Jon Feinman, Weightlifting Social Entrepreneur

Jon Feinman combines two classic Jewish interests in his nonprofit work: helping young people, and… weightlifting? Strange as it seems, Jon’s program, InnerCity Weightlifting, is changing... Read More
Posted in: Social Activism
Four Questions with Joel Edinberg, leader of the Somerville Symphony Orkestar

Four Questions with Joel Edinberg, leader of the Somerville Symphony Orkestar

Until recently, Joel Edinberg was a full-time engineer and part-time musician. Now he’s doing music full time as the band leader of the Somerville Symphony... Read More
Posted in: Arts & Culture
Four Questions with Mehmet Sanlikol, Ethnomusicologist

Four Questions with Mehmet Sanlikol, Ethnomusicologist

Istanbul, not Constantinople. Befitting with a city so ancient as to have two names, the Turkish capital has a rich musical tradition spanning centuries. Mehmet... Read More
Posted in: Arts & Culture
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An Antiprivilege Rant, or, 12 Parties That Could Save the World

A little story: My grandmother was widowed when she was in her 40s. Initially her friends consoled her. However, after a month or so they... Read More
Posted in: Personal Stories
Guest Blog: Getzel Davis on Fermenting the Omer

Guest Blog: Getzel Davis on Fermenting the Omer

The Omer is the 49 days between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot... Today these are a time for self reflection, working on improving personality... Read More
Posted in: 20s & 30s
Four Questions with Leora Mallach, organizer of the Boston Jewish Food Conference

Four Questions with Leora Mallach, organizer of the Boston Jewish Food Conference

I'm particularly excited about this week's interview, because it's a chance to showcase a project I've been working on for the past few months. On... Read More
Posted in: Food
Four Questions with J. Jacob Krause, director of For a Look or a Touch at Boston Gay Men's Chorus

Four Questions with J. Jacob Krause, director of For a Look or a Touch at Boston Gay Men's Chorus

While setting Holocaust stories to music sounds like a punchline, when the Boston Gay Men's Chorus teamed up with the Seattle Men's Chorus to commission... Read More
Posted in: Arts & Culture
Jews About Town: Moishe Kavod House's Celebration

Jews About Town: Moishe Kavod House's Celebration

The Moishe Kavod House sure brought the celebration! With a packed room, live music, and farm-to-shul fresh food, the vibe was a happy, sustainable celebration.... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Jews About Town: Birthright NEXT Alumni Party

Jews About Town: Birthright NEXT Alumni Party

  Missing that humus and bus feel? The Birthright NEXT "Welcome Back" party had you covered. A great reunion party brought together reps from local... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Four Questions with Alex Rosenfeld, Founder and CEO of Tasted Menu

Four Questions with Alex Rosenfeld, Founder and CEO of Tasted Menu

Have you ever had a cookie so good at Flour Bakery + Café you wanted to tell people about it? Have you ever wondered where... Read More
Posted in: Food