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9 local synagogues join antisemitism network

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Nine Washington-area synagogues have joined the Anti-Defamation League’s Kulanu, a new nationwide program to fight antisemitism. Beginning this month, 113 synagogues across the country have...

Congregations going outside for services

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, outdoor services have seen a significant increase in popularity, according to synagogues around the area. Some congregations, like Beth El...

Tashlich and Reverse Tashlich

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  Tashlich is the new year ritual of symbolically casting off sins in the form of breadcrumbs into flowing water. Generally it’s done in a...

With $73 million and counting, this organization is the backbone of the Jewish aid...

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Almost as soon as Russia’s bombs began falling in Ukraine, prompting millions of Ukrainians to flee the war zone, Jewish aid groups...

New Jewish project puts youth mental health crisis front and center

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  Sponsored By Stewart Ain As the pandemic dragged on, the parents of D., a 15-year-old boy whose name is being withheld to preserve his privacy, grew...

Over 75,000 immigrants later, aliyah organization is about a lot more than charter flights

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Erica Weintraub, 18, long had dreamed of immigrating to Israel and joining the Israel Defense Forces. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Weintraub...

Jewish organizations assist in hurricane relief

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Hurricane Ian tore through Florida, moving from the Gulf of Mexico along the West Coast over the state to the other side, leaving a...

Accused killer opens fire on police

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The man charged in the August murder of Jewish Baltimore resident Aryeh Wolf remains at large after a shootout with police on Tuesday. Avery Miler,...

Residents of D.C. domestic violence shelter get ‘peaceful sanctuary’

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For Philip Margolius, it is the women of his life who inspire his philanthropy. “There were four major women in my life,” he said....

At Congregation Beth Emeth, Rabbi Warner Ferratier returns to NoVa

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  As we count down to Rosh Hashanah, we’d like to introduce you to five new rabbis in the Washington area who are gearing up...