Covid-19

Life at Leisure World moves inside and online

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Rabbi Moshe and Alisa Samber moved to Silver Spring from central New Jersey seven years ago to be closer to their married daughter’s family...

Funerals become less hands-on in coronavirus pandemic

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Rabbi Bruce Kahn of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase has known the Katz family for at least 40 years. He watched the three children...

In a possible sign of what’s to come, this JCC has already laid off...

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On Day 1 of the state-mandated shutdown in Pennsylvania, Amy Krulik tried to strike an upbeat tone. To stop the spread of the coronavirus, the...

At Temple Micah, ‘we’re trying to figure out how to do this online’

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So, no congregants in synagogue seats mean a coronavirus-induced vacation for area rabbis, right? Think again, says Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel. “I have been extremely,...

2-day-old local relief fund has raised $2.7 million

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A Jewish community COVID-19 response fund launched on Wednesday has received pledges of $2.7 million toward a $5 million goal. The Jewish Federation of Greater...

On Sunday, the rabbi logged on to Zoom: A bride and groom were waiting

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By Ben Harris Before everything changed, Jalna Silverstein and Asael Papour were planning a wedding much like many other Jewish nuptials on the Upper West...

Pandemic parenting

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I imagine it is quite like what Noah’s voyage on the ark would have been like, had all the animals been awake and loose...

These organizations offer support in a time of uncertainty

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Unprecedented. That was the word executives at organizations that serve the needs of the Greater Washington Jewish community used to describe the situation posed by...

Will the coronavirus cough up a new reality in the Middle East?

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By Faye Lax The Spanish flu, “the flu that changed the world,” swept the planet in 1918 and killed more than 50 million people. It...

At Congregation Etz Hayim, it’s Zoom to the rescue

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  Like many synagogues, Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington has shuttered its doors and halted all face-to-face gatherings. The last Shabbat the Conservative synagogue celebrated...