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Beth Sholom gathers for outdoor minyan

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Members of Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Potomac gathered for a morning minyan on July 19. Congregants stayed six-feet apart and wore...

‘We Are Beth El’ sign raised in NoVa

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“We are Beth El. And so are you.”  is a phrase that's been put on full display at Beth El Hebrew Congregation's property in...
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Keyak shares Biden campaign’s plan to get Jewish vote

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Aaron Keyak made headlines in the Jewish world last week when he was named Jewish engagement director for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. It isn’t...

703-J-CARING connects people in need with help

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“Hi, I’m Kylie, how can I help you?” Moments later, Kylie will ask you for your name, address and phone number. She’ll write down the...

Want to pray with a synagogue minyan? Sign this COVID-19 waiver first.

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  By Ben Harris If you want to pray with a minyan at Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland, the synagogue has a page on its...
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(Video) Pozez JCC reopens J-Fit Health Club

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p516JqZrwJk   The Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia re-opened its J-Fit Health Club on July 8. The hours of operation are 7 a.m. to...
Philip Davis and his family celebrate his bar mitzvah at Temple Rodef Shalom on June 30.

Temple Rodef Shalom’s advisory group gives guidance amid COVID-19

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Each year, Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church celebrates more than a 100 b’nai mitzvah. But all that joy ground to a halt in...
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Aaron Keyak, longtime Jewish political organizer, to head Biden’s Jewish outreach

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With four months to Election Day, Joe Biden’s presidential campaign now boasts a staffer dedicated to mobilizing Jewish voters. Aaron Keyak, who has already been...
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Rockville Chabad collects food for Capital Kosher Pantry

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On July 5, volunteers bought, delivered and helped stock more than $2,000 worth of food and other goods at Capital Kosher Pantry in Silver...
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Customers cautious about sitting down in kosher restaurants

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Restaurants in Greater Washington are starting to allow limited indoor dining as quarantine restrictions are lifted. But not all kosher eateries are following suit. “We...