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Gov. Ralph Northam

Virginia leaders meet Jewish community advocates

Combating anti-Semitism and COVID relief were on the minds of three Virginia political leaders when they met virtually on Feb. 3 with members of...

Mid-Atlantic Media acquires MetroKids magazine

Mid-Atlantic Media, LLC announced Feb. 8, 2021 that it has expanded its media holdings with the acquisition of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, MetroKids publication. MetroKids, a...

A peek into ‘the busiest closed building on the planet’

A truck driver, a DJ and a dog walker knock on the door of a synagogue. That’s no setup to a joke, but a...
Rinat Kisin

Inclusion specialist speaks on pandemic, disability awareness

Since 2009, February is designated as Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month, or JDAIM. In January, Rinat Kisin started work as inclusion and...

Jewish group assists food insecure neighbors at Holy Cross Hospital

Corrected  and updated Feb. 11 12:15 p.m. Last fall, Kemp Mill Synagogue received a call from Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring asking for their...
Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer

‘We got the right rabbi,’ says Congregation Adat Reyim

(Editor’s note: this article was updated at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7) Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer’s life has been defined by two “J”s, journalism and...

Federation reports more donors, more dollars over 2019

In a year that included a pandemic, a major economic downturn and a cyber-hacking incident, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington raised 25 percent...
Then-Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in 2016

Biden and Israel or Biden vs. Israel? Panelists examine life after Trump

How will a Joe Biden presidency affect the United States’ diplomatic relations with Israel? How will the Biden administration handle issues like the Iranian...

Preserving nature at Beth El Hebrew Congregation

At first glance, some may see an unremarkable wooded area. But according to Steve Kalin, past the brush lies a hidden gem: the Chapel...

Washington Wizards launch Hebrew Instagram for Israeli fans of Deni Avdija

By Gabe Friedman The Washington Wizards are all in on Deni Avdija content. The team, which made Avdija the highest-ever Israeli NBA draft pick last year,...