Norah Kairys of Marblehead (right) and Melissa Kornfeld of Salem, pose in front of The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Norah, a graduate of McGill University, is currently a medical student at Temple University in Philadelphia. Melissa, a graduate of UMass Amherst, is an exhibiting artist with a studio in Marblehead.
Susan and David Kauder of Marblehead visited the Wallenberg Holocaust Memorial in Budapest, Hungary. The tree of life’s “leaves” bear the names of Hungarian victims.
While waiting for Vice President Joe Biden to address the crowd at the J Street convention in Washington, D.C., (l-r) Mitchell Silver, Ora Gladstone and Michael Felsen, all of Newton, caught up on their reading.
Bernie and Anita Horowitz of Peabody (on the right) purchased a South African safari at the Jewish Journal/NSJCC Laughter & L’chaim fundraising auction.
After marveling at the zebras and lions, they relaxed at the Zulu Nyala Game Lodge with Howard and Francine Cook of Swampscott, pictured on the left.
Marblehead residents Mimi and Barry Follick (in the center) journeyed to Haines, Alaska with their friends, Swampscott residents Beth and Mark Casso, pictured on each side of the Follicks.
Eddie and Diane Knopf of Swampscott took a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad in Skagway, Alaska.
Cantorial soloist and Jewish educator Cheryl Miller of Middleton is participating in an 18-month spiritual chanting program led by Rabbi Shefa Gold. She is pictured in Albuquerque, N.M. Miller will complete the Kol Zimra Chant Leaders Training Program in 2014.
Congregation Shirat Hayam of Swampscott has a program called Summer by the Sea, which sponsors activities for the young at heart. The group recently traveled to Tanglewood, where they enjoyed brunch and a concert. Birthday gal Georgie Sawyer is holding the newspaper.
Jewish Journal editor Susan Jacobs caught up on her reading while floating in the Dead Sea in Israel.
Chet and Gail Baker of Swampscott celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Bermuda. They read about themselves in the Journal.