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My Star of David Necklace

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By Madeleine Stern My Star of David necklace Hidden away in a drawer Little did I know it was so precious A symbol to wear and not ignore   Middle...

Bridging Generations During Social Isolation

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  By Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Hedy Peyser, MSW and Andy Siegel, MHA We are living through a pandemic of biblical proportions. It is causing a secondary...

A Word to the Stiff-Necked

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By Adam Garfinkle During a year in Singapore away from my birthplace—specifically, the now defunct Columbia Hospital for Women--best described as part sabbatical and part...

 MLK Day of Service: A Prelude to Passover

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By Nechama Liss-Levinson, Ph.D. Leaving my warm apartment in Northwest DC this past Monday, I felt the harsh slap of freezing wind on my face....

Empowering teen voices in Howard County

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By Liron Karpati Growing up in a Zionist household where it was common to discuss Israeli politics over tahini and salad, I have always felt...

Saluting Israel’s Heroes: the Benson Family

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  By Miriam Segal Glenn Benson of Bethesda, Maryland, grew up in an ardently Zionist home, the son of South African immigrants who cared deeply for...

A Transformational Summer in Israel

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By Chloe Sahn I am a student at The George Washington University majoring in criminal justice and minoring in music. This summer I had an...

Personal Reflections on a Week in Israel and the West Bank

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By  Sheridan Bahar My familiarity with Israel is not new, as I have traveled there many times and explored many areas of this beautiful country...

On his Yahrzeit: Honoring the Legacy and Soul of Ronald R. Glancz, Z”L

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The Hebrew phrase for the yahrzeit candle, נר נשמה (ner neshama), means “soul candle.”  Last year at this time, the Greater Washington community mourned the...

In Brazil, sports is a great way to break cultural barriers

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On this coming Tisha B’av, observed on Sunday August 11, I will be thinking about my recent trip to Brazil, and my proposed project...