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Zionist Congress closes after business as unusual

(Updated on Oct. 25, 2020 to include additional information) Liberal Israeli and Diaspora groups, including delegates from the Washington area, this week pushed back against...

You Should Know… Rebecca Weiss

By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao Rebecca Weiss of the District is spending a gap year in Israel on the Hevruta Program run by the pluralistic Hartman Institute....

Stump the Rabbi!

By the staffs of Washington Jewish Week and Baltimore Jewish Times Rabbi Hyim Shafner photographed by David Stuck They say there are no dumb questions. Somehow...
Yakira Cohen

Jewish news website at U-Md. goes in search of the elusive story

A year ago Mitzpeh, the Jewish student publication on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, had no problem finding news to report. Now with...

Md. 6th and 8th congressional candidates state their positions

Candidates for Maryland’s 6th and 8th Congressional Districts met via Zoom on Sunday, not to debate, but to explain their positions on the issues,...

It’s Gail Gaspar’s turn to speak

When Martin Weiss stood in front of an audience at age 63 to speak for the first time about his experiences in the Holocaust,...
Sue Marx

Trope and audio lag: Torah lessons go virtual

By Ellen Braunstein Special to WJW On late afternoons, Sue Marx shares computer screens with her bar and bat mitzvah students on Zoom, bringing them Google...

His mitzvah project helped the children’s hospital that helped him

When it came time for Ari Priniotakis to brainstorm ideas for a bar mitzvah project, he didn’t have to think long or hard. He...
Juliana Lynch

A music video addressed to God filmed at Beth Sholom in Frederick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RUfUZN_NBI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3wAB6tmT8wzYiUkD97xZ4zVIjPZo4EzdkTfXftkdG0E_M5kg9UP4YhRA4 The sanctuary in Beth Sholom Congregation in Frederick was the set for a High Holiday-themed music video created by one of the Conservative synagogue’s...
Marni Loffman

You Should Know… Marni Loffman

The Loffman sisters have become synonymous in recent months for home-baked challah. But it’s not the texture or flavor that’s made headlines, but the...