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Out and About: May 20

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Chabad of Bethesda: A miracle and a playground

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A brand-new playground was the centerpiece of the Lag B’Omer celebration at Chabad of Bethesda. A jungle gym, two slides and a four-way seesaw, it...

CALENDAR: May 26 – June 5

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MAY 26 AFTER HOURS FOR COLLEGE GRADS Those who graduated college in 2020 or 2021, but didn’t get to throw their cap in the air because...

The legacy of Private Belmont

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Albert Belmont was one of about 450 Jewish soldiers buried under a cross in World Wars I and II. His story aligns with many of...

  In D.C., Jews of color consider intersectional survey

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When Joshua Maxey first read the Beyond the Count study last year, he was not surprised by many the things that were in it. The...

The Perils of Eileen

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  When Eileen Filler-Corn was elected speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates two years ago, she received donations from Democrats and Republicans. That is...

Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation: A toy drive for Afghan refugees

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Rachel and Mark Zuckerman understand the importance of tzedakah — or charitable giving. It is something that they also try to instill in their...

CALENDAR: May 19-June 1

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MAY 19 LAG B’OMER FUN Celebrate Lag B’Omer with Alpacas, crafts and singalongs. Children can help cut the wool from their tails, all while having fun...

Where’s D.C.? Map of Jewish America makes 57,000 Jews hard to find.

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For those who think that American Jewry doesn’t go much beyond New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, the Boston-based Ruderman Family Foundation has...

Professor Lipstadt gives tutorial on her first day as antisemitism envoy

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In her first appearance as special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt said many people and organizations fail to include...