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The complete Jewish matchmaker’s guide to dating during a pandemic

If there’s one thing Erika Ettin can’t stand, it's people who say Washington is a terrible place to date. As founder and CEO of...
Rabbi Justin Gedalia Walls

This rabbi has faith in the power of physical fitness

Justin Gedalia Walls says he’s just like any other personal physical trainer, with one difference. “I tell the best Yiddish jokes out of any other...

Third generation group incorporates as nonprofit

  3GDC, a Washington-area organization representing grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, announced on Nov. 20 that it has formally incorporated as a nonprofit. The group works to...
Deni Avdija

Israeli teen Deni Avdija drafted by Washington Wizards

By Marc Brodsky Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft...
Adam Van Grack

Meet this year’s DC Jewish Sports Hall of Fame inductees

To be inducted into the Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, a person must possess three qualities: They must be Jewish. They must...

NoVa public schools mull over closing on minority holidays

  With its growing and diverse population, public school systems in Northern Virginia have begun to accommodate the holidays of minority religious and ethnic groups. The...

Tighter COVID restrictions don’t faze MoCo restaurants, synagogues

Restaurants and synagogues in Montgomery County don’t see additional difficulties caused by the Montgomery County Council’s decision to reinstate restrictions to help limit the...

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner pulled their kids from a DC Jewish school

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump pulled their children out of a Jewish day school in Washington, D.C., two weeks before Election Day and three...

What’s cooking at Bet Chaverim Congregation

By Ben Zingman Photos by Bet Chaverim Congregation members At Bet Chaverim Congregation’s lecture on Israeli cooking for the whole family, there was more cooking and...

Howard challah bake moves to Zoom

                      The Jewish Federation of Howard County’s Sixth Annual Great Challah Bake will be held virtually on Nov. 15. Participants will watch a video about troubleshooting...