At Washington Hebrew Congregation, Rabbi Shankman breaks the ‘stained-glass ceiling’

Rabbi Susan Shankman was installed as Washington Hebrew Congregation’s seventh senior rabbi and the first woman to hold that title at a May 12...

Arts & Culture

Swiss historical drama ‘Labyrinth of Peace’ shatters the myth of Switzerland’s neutrality in WWII

Sponsored By Debra Nussbaum Cohen It’s Switzerland in 1945 and the war has just ended. A group of deeply traumatized, ragged-looking...

Northern Virginia Picks Its Top New Jewish Play

A swift-moving comic satire that pits two ambitious social media interns against each other marketing the state of Israel was the top vote-getter Sunday...

Choice Offerings at JxJ

This year’s 10-day JxJ D.C. Jewish Film x Music Festival runs from May 11 through 21, at locations in the District, Bethesda and Fairfax,...

You Should Know

You Should Know… Adam Odesser

Jerusalem-born Adam Odesser is director of the Dr. Stuart Lessans Israel Action Center at the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. Odesser, 32,...

Nation and World

Event in Berlin marks one of Germany’s largest-ever gatherings for its ex-Soviet Jewish community

Sponsored By Larry Luxner BERLIN — It was hard to overlook the symbolism: the city that once was the epicenter of Nazi Germany hosting a massive...

New all-digital Hunger Museum charts US response to food insecurity through a Jewish lens

Sponsored By Larry Luxner An 1888 portrait of Ellen Swallow Richards and her all-female home economics class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A 1915 campaign...

How one special Pink Day helps save and support cancer patients

Sponsored By Eric Berger  When Rachel Wojnilower was an undergraduate at American University in Washington, D.C., she did all kinds of activities with her...

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Food and Dining

Passover Fondue. Fun-do!

Passover is a joyous holiday and, in addition to the important rituals it involves, it delivers festivity and fun. With that in mind, we...

A very 2023 history of Jewish delis in America

There’s a lot of nostalgia to behold on a tour of “I’ll Have What She’s Having,” a historical view of Jewish delicatessens in America,...

Sufganyot : Fried, filled donuts for Chanukah

By Jessica Grann Many of us live in places without a good bakery to buy donuts for Chanukah. It’s very satisfying to make them for...