When in Rome

Sarah and Carly Sontz of Marblehead took the Journal with them to Italy during their winter break. Carly flew from the U.S., and Sarah flew from Israel where she is attending the Year Course program. They are pictured at the Colosseum in Rome. The sisters also traveled to Venice and Verona.

Shalom Journal

Arnold and Carole Pressman of Needham (left) returned from a two-week trip to Israel earlier this month. They traveled with friends Marsha and Elliott Goldstein of West Peabody (right). A highlight was a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.


Josene Steinberg of Swampscott and her granddaughter, Isabella Steinberg of Newton, are pictured overlooking Florence, Italy, at sunset with a copy of the Jewish Journal. The pair explored the highlights of Italy, enjoying pasta and gelato along the way, in celebration of Isabella’s bat mitzvah in May.

Atop Masada

Joni Goodman (left) and Audrey Goodman Welling, both of Salem, are pictured with their Journal on top of Masada in February, during Joni’s first trip to Israel. According to Audrey, her mother embraced each and every moment of the experience.

Across the Pond

While studying abroad in London, Steven Goldman of Marblehead, the son of Jayne and Lee Goldman, was visited by his aunt and uncle, Andrea and David Cohen of Swampscott, and adoring cousin, Sophie Leidner, 6, also of Swampscott.

THIS Year in Jerusalem

Charlie Nadeau (second from left), his son Greg Nadeau (center), 11, his wife Kerri Lorigan (second from right) and his son Max Nadeau (right), 13, all of Somerville, are traveling around the world during Charlie’s six-month sabbatical. Lynn Nadeau (left) of Marblehead, Charlie’s mother, joined the family in Israel, where they will all celebrate Passover together.

Shabbat on the High Seas

Jackson Paul of Salem (center) and Linda Rosenfield (seated in front of him) of Canton celebrated Shabbat on the South China Sea with the Jewish Journal and fellow passengers from all over the world on Holland America’s Volendam. “How wonderful to welcome Shabbat with people from all over the world — Australia, Chile, England, Canada, New Zealand and even someone living in China,” said Paul. “The Journal traveled with us through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam (Saigon to Hanoi) and Hong Kong.”

The Journal Goes to the Galapagos

Herb and Arlene Leventhal (left) of Swampscott and Jack and Phyllis Karas of Marblehead recently returned from a trip to the Galapagos Islands. They brought a copy of the Journal with them on board the National Geographic Endeavor.

Something from Home

Jill and Murray Goodman (center) of South Hamilton brought their Journal with them while visiting Cantor Emil and Lili Berkovits in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Hot off the Presses in Hawaii

Ann Lavin (left) and Carol Stone, both of Peabody, enjoyed reading their Jewish Journal poolside on their Maui vacation.

Dutch Treat

Sandy (l-r), Jackie, Leslie and Jeff Hirshberg of Swampscott visited the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao on their winter vacation. They are pictured with The Jewish Journal in front of the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue in the capital city Willemstad. It is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere.

When In Rome

Mark Gelfand and Cynthia Calabrese of Swampscott visited the Jewish Quarter while in Rome on December 25.

They sampled kosher macaroons from a local bakery after touring the Jewish Museum and two synagogues.

Hanukkah on the Beach

The Rubin family celebrated Hanukkah in Aruba this year. Ron and Nonnie Rubin of Swampscott (center) were joined by Marc, Miles, Hillary and Zachary of San Francisco.

Holiday in Haifa

Suzanne Green of Salem (left), and Lois and Bobby Kaplan of Marblehead brought along a copy of the Journal while exploring the wonders of Israel. Haifa is visible in the background.

To Inca World with the Journal

The Jewish Journal travelled to the end of the Inca Trail in Peru with (l-r) Jeff and Heidi Krugman of Beverly, Barbara and Tom Dobbins of Danvers and Donna Giansiracusa and Mike Cardone of Northboro.

Carnival Breeze

The Jewish Journal went cruising with the Barr Family. Summer’s end was celebrated on the Carnival Breeze by Grandma Phyllis Barr (left) of Swampscott, Michelle and Paul Barr (right) of Mansfield, along with their children Lauren and Tyler Barr (center) and Derek Barr of Salem. Uncle Andrew Barr of Salem was camera shy.

Learning Jewish Heritage in Philadelphia

Sylvia Loman of Peabody brought along the Journal when she visited the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia with her daughter-in-law, Lucienne Loman. They found it a great place to learn about their Jewish heritage.

To Canada with the Journal

Steve and Gail Fine of Peabody toured an interesting museum in St. John, New Brunswick, while on their cruise from Boston to Maine and Canada earlier in September.

Waterfalls in Oregon

Mark and Anita Rudin of Danvers (at left) and Jo Ann and Steve Wisotsky of Peabody traveled to Oregon with their Jewish Journal. In the background are the Multnomah Falls, the second tallest all-year-round waterfall in the United States.

Congregants in Tanglewood

A group from Congregation Shirat Hayam went to Tanglewood on July 20 to hear Joshua Bell. Fran Levy-Frieman, Phyllis Sagan and Izzi Abrams organized the trip, which included watching the film, “Orchestra of Exiles,” on the bus to Lenox.

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