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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...

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...

What’s Rabbi Jesse Nagelberg cooking up at B’nai Shalom of Olney ?

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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...

Around Town

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Rabbi Rachel Simmons brings her cats — and change — to Congregation Har Shalom

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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...

For Rachel Gartner, it was love at first Shabbat at Shirat HaNefesh

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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...