Covid-19

Are we really as isolated as we think?

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In a rare moment of quiet this morning, I was cruising social media and came upon a post from a friend that surprised me....

Chabad of Reston-Herndon says it with flowers and chicken soup

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How do you reach out to Jews when they’re in quarantine? And how do you do it with the Chabad touch? Rabbi Leibel and Nechamie...

Here’s how to do the challah social-distance handoff

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Hannah Roach of Germantown had never baked a challah. But then again, she never had to social distance herself from her beloved grandparents before...

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...