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Cantor Michael Zoosman’s anti-death penalty crusade

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Cantor Michael Zoosman said when he was growing up he was outraged by his grandmother’s stories of the Shoah. He resolved that anyone who...

Stabbing victim on the mend as Max’s Kosher Cafe prepares to close

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It was a bizarre confluence of events: On July 14, less than 24 hours after the owners of Max’s Kosher Cafe announced that the...

You Should Know… Adam Bershad

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By Ella Gorodetzky Adam Bershad has been director of engagement and Israel experiences at the University of Maryland Hillel for a month, so he hasn’t...

Watching Northern Virginia Grow with Carol Gordon

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Thirty-one years ago, Carol Gordon left New York with her husband for the burgeoning Jewish community in Northern Virginia. From her first “Mommy and...
Marissa Ditkowsky

You Should Know … Marissa Ditkowsky

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Marissa Ditkowsky is a staff attorney at Tzedek DC, a nonprofit that assists low-income residents with illegal or abusive debt collection practices and consumer...

How to make a trip to Israel better, easier, awesomer and more delicious

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Israel officially began welcoming tourists back in November after a year-and-a-half-long travel pause for leisure travelers. Now, with summer upon us, many more people vaccinated...

Remembering educator Barry Krasner, ‘a force without being forceful’

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When Barry Krasner sang at a 2013 Obama White House Chanukah party as part of Zemer Chai, the Jewish Chorale of the Nation’s Capital,...
Bethesda Big Train squares off against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

Jewish Heritage accompanies Big Train victory

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It was an evening of Jewish baseball nostalgia at Povich Field on July 7 for attendees of a Bethesda Big Train baseball game and...

Montgomery County, Jewish leaders address concerns about hate

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When flyers with Nazi, white supremacist and antisemitic messages were posted near the heavily Jewish Kemp Mill shopping center in Silver Spring last month,...

Leading Orthodox groups cheered the end of Roe v. Wade…

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Pam Scheininger and J. David Bleich have this much in common: They are Orthodox Jews who are preoccupied with Jewish ethics and teach at...