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Boston-Area Rabbi Leaves Pulpit Over Marital Infidelity

05/12/2014
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Boston — Rabbi Barry Starr, a leader in the Conservative movement who has served a suburban Boston synagogue for nearly three decades, resigned after acknowledging his marital infidelity.

Boston Mayor Menino Proclaims 'Thanksgivukkah Day'

10/24/2013
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The once-in-a-lifetime confluence on Thanksgiving and Chanukah next month is getting to be a big deal – at least in Boston.

From Jerusalem to Boston: That Was the Week That Was

04/19/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

Having just come off the week of Yom Hashoah, when we consciously called to mind memories of the very worst behavior that humanity has ever countenanced, I– like most of us, I’m sure– thought it was safe to “shift emotional gears” and anticipate the joy of celebrating Israel’s independence.  But now, of course, I know I was wrong…

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

iPad Provides Voice for Bar Mitzvah Boy

One of the great uses of the Apple iPad is for children with disabilities. Steve Jobs was acutely aware of that important use of the tablet that was one of the gadgets of which he was most proud. 

A recent article in the Boston Globe demonstrates just how helpful the iPad is for children with disabilities. Steven A. Rosenberg writes about Matthew Emmi, a bar mitzvah boy who is severely autistic.

Michael and Suzanne Emmi used an iPad to help their autistic son Matthewat… (ESSDRASMSUAREZ/GLOBE STAFF)

UJA-Fed. Launches Outreach To Intermarrieds

First-ever welcoming effort aimed at engagement with community.

12/06/2011
Associate Editor

In a move being hailed by advocates for interfaith families, UJA-Federation of New York — the largest Jewish federation in the country — is launching its first-ever initiative specifically focused on welcoming the intermarried and engaging them in Jewish life.

UJA-Federation will increase support for programs that welcome intermarried Jews and their partners.

Boston-area Synagogue Cancels J Street Event

11/18/2010

(JTA) -- A Boston-area synagogue canceled an appearance by J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami after objections by shul members.

The Reform Temple Beth Avodah of Newton canceled the event scheduled for Thursday at the last minute; Ben-Ami's lecture has been moved to a nearby elementary school.

Harboring Boston Envy

You know how, from the outside at least, there’s always that friend who seems to be perfect, who seems to succeed at everything you can’t pull off yourself?

That’s how I feel about the Jewish community of Boston. Every time I go there, I’m struck by how well things appear to be run, how Boston actually does all these progressive things that other Jewish communities only talk about doing.

Jewish Internet Company Employee Arrested for Selling Secrets

10/07/2010

(JTA) -- A Jewish employee of a Boston-area internet company was arrested on suspicion of selling confidential information to a foreign company.

Elliot Doxer, 42, was employed in Akamai Technologies Inc. finance department. He was charged Wednesday with wire fraud for providing confidential business information including contract details, employee information and customer lists to an undercover FBI agent that he believed was a foreign government agent.

The country is identified in the indictment as Country X.

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