Cohen Camp/Dor L'Dor in Israel

Marblehead and Swampscott teens who just took part in the 2014 Cohen Camp/Dor L’Dor Leadership to Israel trip proudly gather around their Jewish Journal.

Sephardic Synagogue in Croatia

Joan and Murry Rich of Marblehead recently visited the synagogue in Split, Croatia. The synagogue was founded in 1517 and is the second oldest active Sephardic synagogue in Europe.

Y2I Teens at Lake Tiberias

2014 Y2I Teens Sara Gindes and Joshua Lederman of Marblehead and Max Blake of Peabody pose with the Jewish Journal on the shore of beautiful Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee).

Friends in Chicago

Mona Pessaroff and Paula Dollin of Peabody, Ellen Winokur of Danvers and Mimi Levy of Swampscott travelled to Chicago recently with their Journal.

Generations Unite in Paris

Three generations of women recently celebrated in London and Paris. Shown are Bea Keene of Marblehead with her daughters Susan Yorks of Marblehead, Debbie Siegal of Needham, and granddaughter Jessica Yorks of Boston.

The Journal at the White House

Ben, Arielle, Risa and Larry Kahn of Marblehead visited the White House. Unfortunately, they were unable to leave their copy of the Jewish Journal on the Obamas’ doorstep.

Rabbi in Nova Scotia

Rabbi Alison Adler of Temple B’nai Abraham in Beverly, along with her three-year-old son Leo and the Jewish Journal, recently visited the White Point Resort in Nova Scotia.

Maimonides in Spain

Marc, Mallory, Charlie, Heidi and Gennifer Rubin of Marblehead spent the Passover break in Spain. Above, the family posed with Maimonides’s statue in Cordoba.

A View From Masada

L-r: Jon, Joel, Laurie and Rachel Mulsman of Salem went to Israel in February to celebrate a family bar mitzvah. The family is pictured above, on top of Masada.

History Buff

Elaine Merken of Salem, a proofreader for the Journal, recently visited Philadelphia where her son Gary and his family live. A highlight was a visit to the National Museum of American Jewish History. Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, the museum is rich with interactive content on the story of American Jewry since the 1600s. Elaine and Gary especially enjoyed the special exhibit, “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American,” which will be coming to Boston in the fall.


Lexi and Haley Zunick of Marblehead spent their April vacation cruising the Caribbean with their grandparents, Roberta and Frank Zunick of Peabody, and their Jewish Journal.

Molto Buono

L-r: Jake, Judi, Alexa, Jeff and Danielle Goldman of Swampscott enjoyed Passover at a seder in Florence, Italy, with Congregation Shir Hadash.

Asian Adventures

Barry Waxman took his daughter, Lisa, and granddaughter, Madison, all of North Andover, with him on a recent trip to Hong Kong, Shanghai, China, and Seoul, S. Korea. They posed with their Jewish Journal at iconic Asian landmarks, including this one in Kowloon, Hong Kong. 

A Taste of the Old West

Leanne and Paul Feldberg of Peabody made some new friends during a trip to Scottsdale, Ariz.

Somber Shoes

Ann Segal of Salem just returned from a visit to Eastern Europe with her daughter, Gloria Sontz of Cumberland, R.I. They were very moved by a sculpture of iron shoes on the banks of the Danube in Budapest. The sculpture is a memorial to those shot by Arrow Cross militiamen in 1944-45.

A Toast!

Linda and Max Freedman of Marblehead journeyed to London to attend the wedding of a second cousin. They are pictured with the toastmaster, a very English requirement at all functions. The wedding was held in the Plaisterers’ (the old way of spelling plasterer) Hall, originally built for the guild of plasters in 1556.

You're in the Army Now

Elaine Abrams of Winthrop was in Israel from February 23 to March 6, serving at a military base alongside the IDF, with the Volunteers of Israel/Sar-el.

Pictured in the first row, l-r: Yuval Ezra of the IDF, Igor Leybovich of N.J., Elaine Abrams, Bill Spiller of Maine and Hadar Shkedi of the IDF. Second row, l-r: Betsy James of N.J., Vladimir Zilberstein of Brookline, Judy Davis of N.Y., Bob Herriot of Ga., Eileen Gaske of Calif., Enid Herbstman of Calif., Bonnie Greenburg of Newton and Don Williams of Calif.

Kosher Ronald McDonald

On a recent trip to Argentina and Chile, Marilyn and Jacob Segal of Marblehead visited a kosher McDonald’s in Buenos Aires, and paid their respects at a memorial to the 21 victims of the Israeli Embassy bombing in Buenos Aires.


Some members of Beverly’s Temple B’nai Abraham’s seventh grade class traveled to Washington, DC. Pictured above in the 6th and I Synagogue, one of DC’s oldest, are Dina Davidyan, Julie Zieff, Emily Zieff, Elizabeth Mack, Deb Vozella, Maddie Katz and Ellie Brown.

Trapp-ed in Vermont

Ron and Pat Kafker of Peabody celebrated their wedding anniversary visiting the famous Trapp Family Lodge, in Stowe, Vermont.

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