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The singular focus of Earl Dotter

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Sixty years ago, at age 19, Earl Dotter moved to California with the goal of becoming a state resident for the then-free college tuition....

Event explores Arlington County’s Jewish history

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Members of Arlington County’s early Jewish community often opened businesses in Black neighborhoods, forging strong ties between these two communities in the early 20th...
Rabbi Becky Eisenstadt

This private, on-demand rabbi may soon be the star of her own reality TV...

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By Julia Gergely | JTA Rabbi Rebecca Keren Eisenstadt, who grew up in Potomac and attended Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, now...

Jewish disability survey shows growth, but still room for improvement

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A  recent national poll found that 68 percent of Washington-area Jews feel the Jewish community is “better” at disability inclusion compared to five years...

Turning strangers into neighbors at Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station

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Temple B’nai Shalom, like many, went virtual when the pandemic hit. Their latest service project has led them back together with the goal of...

Washington Hebrew Congregation flips the switch on solar energy

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  The Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC) will now save 348 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide emissions from entering the Earth’s atmosphere yearly after installing solar panels...

Affordable housing in Ward 3 gets interfaith support

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A  lone fire hydrant stands on a hill in Fort Reno Park in Northwest D.C. It might look old and out of place but...

D.C. No. 4 for bagel lovers, lawn care company says

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Washington D.C. came in 4th for a list about places for bagel lovers? That’s right, lawn care company Lawn Love ranked 2022’s Best Cities...
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2021’s Jewish pop culture moments

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By Andrew Lapin Jewish pop culture had quite the “Unorthodox” year. A new reality-TV sensation, a raunchy indie-film spin on shivas and a rare glimpse into...
Harry Reid

Harry Reid, pugnacious Senate majority leader with deep Jewish ties, dies at 82

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — When Harry Reid was 19, he wanted to marry Landra Gould. Her Jewish parents had other ideas. Reid, a middleweight boxer who...