President John F. Kennedy’s roots are as much entrenched in Brookline as in “Camelot.” Near his birthplace, now called “JFK Crossing,” an ethnic community flourishes with an identity of its own, merely steps from Coolidge Corner.
A thriving Jewish community has long been the cornerstone of life in and around JFK Crossing. A recent influx of Russian and Asian immigrants adds an even richer mix to this bustling community. Gracing several buildings, four hand-painted murals welcome you with stories of the neighborhood’s past and present. Here, too, you can find some of the finest kosher restaurants, bagel makers, specialty food shops, as well as book stores and art galleries, this side of Tel Aviv.