Category: World Jewish News

July 23, 2009

Robert I. Lappin used to be a familiar sight on Lafayette Street in Salem, where he would rollerblade to work from his home in Swampscott. The ponytail made him unmistakable. But Lappin is 87 now, and gave up the skates about a year and a half ago. This week, Lappin honored a promise. He and…

July 17, 2009

Odessa’s Jewish Orphanage Expands, Thanks to U.S. Philanthropist Mouli Cohen. ODESSA — Launched ten years ago by the local Jewish community, an orphanage in Odessa, has experienced growth and success in recent months thanks to donations by philanthropist Mouli Cohen and his wife Stacy Cohen. The orphanage currently provides a home to 55 South Ukrainian…