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Penny Schwartz, JTA
Penny Schwartz, JTA

Students at the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, Mass., decked out in Patriots gear, Feb. 1, 2019.

Jewish Patriots fans revel in victory

CANTON, Mass.— At a kickoff party Sunday night, Feb. 3, at the Orchard Cove senior home in this suburb about 25 miles from Boston, boisterous cheers erupted from a...

David Shrayer-Petrov, in front of a portrait by the Russian-American artist Anatoly Dverin.

Once a refusenik, now a literary light

BROOKLINE, Mass. — The well-worn books that fill the shelves in David Shrayer-Petrov’s living room reveal the remarkable literary life of the influential refusenik,...

The Ulma Museum

Polish rescuers of Jews honored at unique museum

MARKOWA, Poland — Memorial plaques bearing the names of Poles killed for rescuing Jews line the pathway leading to a small, austere structure built into a hillside in...

Leonard Bernstein pictured in 1970 in London.(Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty)

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary gift

NEW YORK — From his birthplace in Boston to New York, Berlin, South Africa, China and Israel, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the larger-than-life conductor, pianist,...

Rosovsky Hall near the Harvard campus.

Refugee’s journey: From Gdansk to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When Henry Rosovsky first arrived at Harvard University in 1949, a newly minted graduate of the College of William and Mary, the young Jewish...

An interactive map by the American Jewish Population Project breaks down the Jewish population by state.

Jewish vote crucial in key states

BOSTON — A new study, touted as the first-ever state-by-state, county-by-county Jewish population estimate, shows how the Jewish vote could play a crucial role in key...

Ronald Liebowitz, new president of Brandeis

Meet Ronald Liebowitz of Brandeis

BOSTON — After 32 years at Middlebury College, the last 11 as its president, Ron Liebowitz is calling Brandeis University his new academic home. On July 1, the...

Remembering Ezra Schwartz

BOSTON — For some two-and-a-half hours, Ezra Schwartz was remembered for his unbridled joy and passion for life, his deep and ever-widening circle of friends, and his...

Kids’ books: It’s rhyme time for matzah and the seder

PASSOVER EDITIONSECTION C PAGE 13 BOSTON — Years ago, Nancy Steiner set out to make her family seder a bit more entertaining for her own young kids. She wrote a poem...

More Reform rabbis agreeing to officiate at intermarriages

BOSTON — Danny Richter and his fiancée, Lauren Perkins, have never been to a Jewish wedding. That’s about to change. This fall, the interfaith couple is planning to...