This collection of photographs showcases some of the Jewish centers within Greater Boston which function as spaces of worship, education, dialogue, and social action.  It offers a taste of the diversity found within Boston's Jewish communities.

 
 

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Interview with Dr. Lawrence Lowenthal, former Executive Director of the Greater Boston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee

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One of the world's oldest living traditions, Judaism traces its historical roots to the confederation of tribes living over 3,000 years ago in the land between Egypt and Mesopotamia. The five books of the Torah and the twenty-four books that compose the Hebrew Bible are central to the historical development of Judaism. The study and interpretation of the Torah continues to play a central role in Jewish life. Jewish immigration to the United States from Poland, Russia, and Germany during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries solidified Judaism’s place as one of the most prominent religious traditions in Greater Boston. Today, there are over 200,000 Jews living in Boston, representing every major denomination. Read full essay