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Md. House delegate compares bill to Holocaust

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJBYCY-Hf6k   A Maryland state delegate was interrupted yesterday after he made a reference to the Holocaust while speaking in opposition to a bill that lowers...

As border crossings spike, Arizona Jewish leaders call for action

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By Nicole Raz PHOENIX — Eddie Chavez Calderon lives his life two years at a time. That’s how often the Arizona Jews for Justice’s campaign...

Alexandria’s former mayor enters race

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Allison Silberberg wants her old job back. From 2016 to 2019, she served as mayor of Alexandria until losing re-election to her vice mayor,...

The next major Jewish action is on behalf of Uighurs

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When Rayhan Asat attended a Passover seder last month, its contours seemed familiar and different at once — especially the tradition of leaving a...

New Yom Hashoah ritual aims to bridge Holocaust remembrance to a post-survivor world

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By Shira Hanau Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed...

Kehilat Shalom celebrates 50 years

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It started with a newspaper ad in the Montgomery Village News calling for Jewish families to meet at Watkins Mill Elementary School for a...

Nonprofit veteran is new head of Jewish Council for the Aging

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Howard Gleckman saw two “huge challenges” in the search for a CEO for the Jewish Council for the Aging of Greater Washington. The first...

With interest in health care careers soaring, Touro College sees pandemic’s impact

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner Aaron Skaist, 26, has been around ambulances and medical personnel most of his life. His father established Toronto’s first Hatzoloh volunteer paramedic...

Hillel Smith tastes victory in art contest

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D.C. artist Hillel Smith out-created nine other artists to win a four-week reality-TV-like Jewish art competition. Smith, who specializes in graphic design, illustration and...

The good deeds of Dr. Stuart Lessans

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In the Washington area, the annual Good Deeds Day of community service is itself the product of a good deed. Stuart Lessans, a retired...