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Balalaika comes to Brighton
October 20, 2010
Holocaust survivors from the former Soviet Union clapped their hands, bobbed their heads to the rhythm, and yelled, “Bravo.” They were responding to the extraordinary talent of Elina Karokhina, balalaika player, and her accompanist and singer, Mikhail Smirnov.

The Yellow House
October 18, 2010
I live in the Yellow House in Norwood. I moved in on Aug 16, 2010. Before I moved to the Yellow House, I lived in Randolph with my mom and dad.

Journey to Safety Celebrates 10 Years
October 15, 2010
Ruth, a religiously observant and educated woman, walked away from her comfortable home to protect her young children from her husband's physical abuse.

From Boston to Dnepropetrovsk: A Warm Welcome
October 14, 2010
I haven’t met any long lost relatives yet but have been welcomed with hugs and kisses by new found colleagues. The warmth and hospitality is truly amazing.

Making Music Together
October 6, 2010
My husband Dale is on the Board of JF&CS and we have always supported the wonderful programs under the auspices of JF&CS.

A Country of Immigrants
October 4, 2010
Not a day goes by when I don’t get a call from a person requesting English as a Second Language (ESL) or naturalization classes. Unfortunately, we have been able to offer very little assistance in this area because of lack of funding.

From Boston to Dnepropetrovsk
October 1, 2010
There are 241 miles between the cities of Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk in the Ukraine and 103 years since my newly married paternal grandparents left Odessa for the United States.

The Lifelong Journey of Adoption: Sharing a Missing Piece
September 29, 2010
It has been six weeks since the families and I have returned from our homeland tour to Russia. One concept that came up at our first meeting with the families included a discussion of hoping to find “missing puzzle pieces” during this journey.

Early Connections
September 15, 2010
I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of working for the Center for Early Relationship Support of JF&CS, one day after my daughter’s birthday.

JF&CS VNA Receives CHAP Accreditation
September 14, 2010
The JF&CS Visiting Nurse Association has met the highest standards of excellence in the home health industry.

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