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Penny Schwartz, JTA
Penny Schwartz, JTA

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...

Harvard students: ‘One-state solution’

BOSTON — To critics, the one-state conference held at Harvard University was a thinly veiled assault on the legitimacy of the Jewish state. To organizers, the...

In tough times, Jews are relying on the community

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 6 BOSTON — In August, in the heat of the summer, a Boston-area mother of three began to worry about how she would pay for Chanukah...

Becoming a rabbi later in life

BOSTON — Ten years ago, Sonia Saltzman was a frequent business traveler to Latin America for a Boston-based nonprofit job in international micro-lending. Evette Lutman...

Bibi cinches a deal

JERUSALEM — Depending on one’s interpretation, Labor’s decision to join Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-led coalition grants Israel’s incoming government either a kosher...