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Here’s how to plan a pandemic bar/bat mitzvah

When the world shut down last March as fear spread that the coronavirus was as lethal as it was unknown, Ben Pollack was days...
Arnie Hoffman in his workshop

Turning on the heat with Arnie Hoffman

  Arnie Hoffman made a career for himself as a master electrician. While he retired in 2014, his days in the workshop aren’t behind him....
Little girl putting hamentashen in a purim basket.

Purim in a world turned upside down

As Laurie Mangold walked through Congregation Sha’are Shalom recently, a bulletin board caught her attention. Attached to it was a Purim scene of costumed...
Elyse Genderson

For the love of wine: Elyse Genderson

In high school, Elyse Genderson worked as a cashier in her family’s wine store, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. In 2016, she became its vice...

You Should Know… Emmy Cohen

In May, Emmy Cohen will receive a graduate degree from Howard University in social work. Cohen, 25, is an intern at the National Low...

(WATCH) Amy Kertesz & Co. make hamantashen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUlPG5VpF4I&feature=youtu.be Video by David Stuck Amy Kertesz needs to make enough hamantashen for a household of 7. Here, she shows how to do it. Amy Kertesz's Silver...

Advocating for gun safety with Jennifer Stein

Jennifer Rand Stein can lay claim to many titles. She is a former attorney, mother of two college students, blogger, freelance legal researcher, small...
Gov. Larry Hogan

Hogan outlines accomplishments for Jewish community

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) made Israel, COVID relief and security improvement projects the center of his address to members of Maryland’s Jewish community...

How President Biden can find common ground on immigration

By Barbara Goldberg Goldman Six hundred and eleven is a number that should be emblazoned in every parent’s mind. It is a number that represents...

You Should Know… Rabbi Eric Abbott

Rabbi Eric Abbott grew up in a “Christmas-Chanukah-type household” in Rhode Island, where his family lit Chanukah candles and had a Christmas tree. His...