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  1. Boston College Buying 24-Acre Conservative SynagogueRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Forward

    Congregation Mishkan Tefila, whose 24-acre property in suburban Boston is one of the largest synagogue sites in Massachusetts, is selling its land and building to Boston College. The Conservative synagogue in Newton had fallen into dire straits in recent years as its membership dwindled to about 300 members, and the congregation was forced to merge its weekday service and religious school with other area synagogues.


  2. 50 Years After Dylan Went Electric, George Wein RemembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | Forward

    George Wein, co-founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, once wrote, "If there was ever an average middle-class, Jewish-American kida I was it." But the life that followed Wein's childhood in the Boston suburbs has been anything but commonplace.


  3. Amid Asian Influx, Brandeis Sticks With Jewish IdentityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Forward

    When Jeff Wang was applying to U.S. colleges more than two years ago from his home near Shanghai, Brandeis University was a top choice. Like many Chinese students now at Brandeis, he had discovered the university on Chinese Internet forums that touted the school's academic rankings and its high faculty-to-student ratio.


  4. Of Touro Synagogue, Hasbro and 10 Other Things About Jewish Rhode IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2015 | Forward

    3) Newport's Touro Synagogue, dedicated in 1763, is recognized as the oldest synagogue in the United States. It was designated a national historic site in 1946.


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