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As COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Boston Jews unveil memorial to its victims

The city’s Jewish community unveiled a memorial last week to those who have died during the pandemic in a virtual gathering that also honored caretakers and “last responders."

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
17/07/2020
Boston's Jewish federation lays off 25 employees amid economic crisis

The move, which was announced in an email sent to community members earlier this month, follows widespread layoffs at Jewish organizations across the country.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
11/06/2020
Boston Red Sox, Ruderman to address mental health under lockdown

Red Sox fans will select 12 mental health organizations to win grants of up to $10,000.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the 2019 Second Step
Larry Rasky, Biden confidante and Boston-area Jewish leader, dies at 69

Rasky served for more than three decades as an active board member of the New England Anti-Defamation League

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
25/03/2020
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Stephan Ross, survivor who founded New England Holocaust Memorial, dies

Ross led the creation of the New England Holocaust Memorial, which opened in 1995 on the historic Freedom Trail in central Boston.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
27/02/2020
Albert Sherman, Boston Jewish leader and mentor, dies at 81

Known widely as “Albie,” Sherman transformed humble beginnings as the son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants through public education.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
20/02/2020
the Charles River in front of the skyline of Boston
Woman and two children found dead on Boston sidewalk on Christmas Day

The Renaissance Park Garage, where the deaths occurred, lies adjacent to a transit station near the Northeastern University campus.

By REUTERS
26/12/2019
Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appeals death sentence

Tsarnaev's defense team argued that the unprecedented shelter-in-place order biased the pool of potential jurors, including one actual juror who joined the unanimous vote for the death penalty.

By REUTERS
09/12/2019
the Charles River in front of the skyline of Boston
Boston University considering hiring anti-Israel researcher

The rape and killing of Palestinian women was a central aspect of Israeli troops’ systematic massacres and evictions during the destruction of Palestinian villages in 1948,” Ihmoud wrote.

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