Covid-19

A Florida JCC survived the pandemic with no layoffs. Now it’s reopening.

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Walk onto the grounds of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in South Florida and you will see people playing tennis with no face...

Kids contemplate a summer without camp

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By Ellen Braunstein When Lily King heard the news that Capital Camps was closing this summer over the coronavirus pandemic, she cried. The eighth grader at...

VIDEO Shir Madness sings ‘COVID-19’

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Updated June 2, 2020 By Elisa Posner It’s practically a tradition for a cappella groups to compete face to face. So when Rochelle Berman found out...

Jewish groups advocate for the neediest during pandemic

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The novel coronavirus continues to alter lives, shutter businesses, schools and camps, and send many to food pantries. But it has been particularly cruel to...

The quest for coronavirus treatments

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Medical history has involved more than a few quests for a sort of scientific holy grail. The eradication of smallpox was a major milestone,...

Why we cannot do it as we always have

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By Rabbi Charles L. Arian The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged synagogues and rabbis to respond creatively. Services are not as easy as, “Add Zoom and...

Jenna Bortnick and her 3D printer

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Since she began holing up at home to ride out the coronavirus, Jenna Bortnick of Rockville has been proving the old adage: Give a...

She survived the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and COVID-19

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By Ben Harris After Marilee Shapiro Asher was admitted to the hospital in mid-April sick with COVID-19, her daughter got a call from the doctor...

Another COVID-19 death at Hebrew Home

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The Hebrew Home of Greater Washington has seen another death, bringing the deaths at the Rockville facility from COVID-19 to five, according to the...

4 dead of COVID-19 at Hebrew Home

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Four residents of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville have died from COVID-19. Another 37 residents there have tested positive for the...