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Little girl putting hamentashen in a purim basket.

Purim in a world turned upside down

As Laurie Mangold walked through Congregation Sha’are Shalom recently, a bulletin board caught her attention. Attached to it was a Purim scene of costumed...

The puppet show must go on at Tikvat Israel

Tikvat Israel Synagogue’s Purim puppet show began as a middle school community service requirement for sisters Rachel and Shaina Lipsy. It is now a...
Elyse Genderson

For the love of wine: Elyse Genderson

In high school, Elyse Genderson worked as a cashier in her family’s wine store, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill. In 2016, she became its vice...

Stein out, Stonewall in at LGBTQ political club

Members of a Washington LGBTQ political group voted to change its name from the Gertrude Stein Democratic Club to the Capital Stonewall Democrats. The...
Maryland Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman prepares TLC packages on Feb. 12.

Quarantined U-Md. students get some TLC

“What a week it has been!” University of Maryland Hillel’s executive director, Ari Israel, wrote in an email to families on Feb. 12. COVID-19 cases...
Racheli Orlansky

Need a Purim costume? Go to the gemach.

While COVID-related restrictions may put a damper on large gatherings for Purim, it won’t stop anyone who wants to from dressing up for the...

5 things high school juniors need to know about college search

Corrected Feb. 17, 7 p.m. High school juniors and their parents have been hearing the phrase “Class of 2022” for years now. But guess what?...
Gov. Larry Hogan

Hogan outlines accomplishments for Jewish community

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) made Israel, COVID relief and security improvement projects the center of his address to members of Maryland’s Jewish community...

(VIDEO) Va. House honors Rabbi Laszlo Berkowits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7OHVcwj63w&feature=youtu.be Virginia Del. Marcus B. Simon of Fairfax (D-53) made a motion on Feb. 11 to adjourn the House of Delegates in honor of Rabbi...

Eternal light watches over Adat Reyim

Congregation Adat Reyim in Springfield began renovating its sanctuary and lobby about six years ago. So far, they’ve worked on the floors, ceilings, lighting...