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50 years of women rabbis

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Fifty years ago, Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, becoming the first woman rabbi ordained by an institution. What...

Here are ways to spend the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Jan. 15 is the birthday of the civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The national holiday in his name falls on Jan....

At Kol Ami, MLK Day and Tu B’Shevat coincide

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Every year, people worldwide recognize the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts for racial justice and equality on his birthday. Kol Ami, the Northern...

Cardin, Raskin recall 2021 siege of Capitol

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Six days into 2021, the Capitol in Washington was breached for the first time since 1814, not by foreign adversaries but by domestic rioters. While...

Stewing in the District with Vered Guttman

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By Susan C. Ingram Vered Guttman is no stranger to comfort food. She grew up in Israel, learning cooking at the elbows of her Iraqi...

Storytellers take D.C audience to confrontations with injustice

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With just binders in their hands, a group of storytellers took viewers from their device screens to places like the Argentine Dirty War and...

Community weathering latest COVID surge

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The season’s first snow storm on Monday caused a change of plans at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville. “Before the snow we were going to...

Jewish Queer Youth to open drop-in center to serve Silver Spring

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By Eleanor Linafelt The pandemic had a beneficial effect for the Jewish Queer Youth organization. JQY began to provide several of its key programs virtually,...

A look back at the JCRC’s efforts in 2021

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When Ron Halber first read that third graders at Watkins Elementary School in the District were instructed to act out graphic and disturbing scenes...

2021 in review: Our most-read stories of the year

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In 2021, with the pandemic in its second year, WJW’s online readers were most likely to turn to our hyperlocal coverage of people and...