Robert Housman always wanted to be a philanthropist, but lacked what is perhaps the most necessary means to be one: money. He founded Yad Chessed Fund, a non-profit organization that helps Jewish families and individuals in need across Massachusetts, in 1989. Read more about how he helps the local Jewish community and how he started this organization:
A mosaic by artist Josh Winer honoring Greater Boston Jewish legend Ralph Kaplan was dedicated last Sunday. Created with community involvement to benefit Cohen Hillel Academy, a Jewish day school in Marblehead, Cohen Hillel students and members of the community at large were invited to help cut and place tiles for the mosaic.