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Jake Tapper: Anchor, Author and Proud Jew

https://youtu.be/EyRxF_Gl0Dc In the weeks since the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in Israel, people around the world have been glued to their televisions, computers and mobile...

Israeli Opposition, Pro-democracy Protesters Press Unity in Face of Attacks from Hamas

Andrew Silow-Carroll Hours after Saturday’s deadly surprise attack on Israel by Hamas, the Israeli protest group Achim le’Neshek (Brothers and Sisters in Arms) was helping...

New Washington Hebrew Congregation Rabbi Wants to Bring People Together

Rabbi Rachel Schmelkin brings a wealth of knowledge about social justice and community advocacy in the Jewish community to her new position as an...

Washington Jewish Week Honored with Several Simon Rockower Awards

Washington Jewish Week was honored on July 11 with several awards at the 42nd annual Simon Rockower Awards banquet in New Orleans. The Rockowers were...

You Should Know…Anabelle Lombard

As a sophomore in high school, Anabelle Lombard didn’t have any organizing skills or policy knowledge, but she did have a passion for social...

Kehilat Shalom Celebrates ‘50-Plus-Two’

Before Kehilat Shalom opened in 1971, Gaithersburg was still, as its Wikipedia pages describes it, “a rural farm town.” But after a period of...

Consider the Etrog

A citrus fruit with a lemony floral scent, it is one of the Four Species of Sukkot, taken in hand and shaken together in...

It doesn’t quite make a meal, but Sukkot’s ritual fruit is more than just...

Andrea F. Siegel | Special to WJW A citrus fruit with a lemony floral scent, it is one of the Four Species of Sukkot, taken...

What’s Rabbi Jesse Nagelberg cooking up at B’nai Shalom of Olney ?

As we count down to Rosh Hashanah, we’d like to introduce you to five new rabbis in the Washington area who are gearing up...

Rabbi Rachel Simmons brings her cats — and change — to Congregation Har Shalom

As we count down to Rosh Hashanah, we’d like to introduce you to five new rabbis in the Washington area who are gearing up...