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Fire consumes Camp Airy dining hall, but not the memories of it

At as a 7-year-old at Camp Airy for Boys, Frank Blatt was introduced to the concept of dessert. His family “didn’t believe in dessert,”...

Moed Fairfax sneaks in fun between school and camp

Photos by Ilisa St. Pierre, courtesy of Moed Fairfax

Keeping the peace with Philip Goldman

When asked about the work he does at the Hebrew Free Burial Society, Philip A. Goldman, the organization’s intake coordinator, spoke of the importance...
Wordless melodies dominated the service under the stars.

Congregations gather to mourn Roe v. Wade

At a havdalah service last weekend, Shaare Torah in Gaithersburg marked the loss of abortion access in the United States after the Supreme Court...

‘After Shabbat, we will act’: American Jews gear up for wave of post-Roe activism

An array of Jewish groups across the country are kickstarting into action to protest and potentially challenge the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe...
Falash Mura children help hang the washing outside their home in Gondar, Ethiopia, May 29, 2022.

How Israel’s Falash Mura immigration from Ethiopia became a painful 30-year saga with no...

GONDAR, Ethiopia — It was love at first sight for Wesom Mellese when his wife stepped into his metal shop 17 years ago. “Her...

You Should Know … Noam Siegel

Ella Gorodetzky | WJW Intern Noam Siegel, 18, is from Rockville and is passionate about art, theater, performing and expressing himself artistically. A recent graduate...

Speaking of Yiddish with Miriam Isaacs

For Yiddishist and Yiddish scholar Miriam Isaacs, her beloved mameloshen — mother tongue — is her father tongue as well. Born in Leipheim, a...