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MoCo earmarks $700,000 for security of nonprofits

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Synagogues, Jewish schools and other Jewish facilities are among the nonprofit organizations that may apply to receive funding from Montgomery County if they are...

Parents await approval of vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds

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Two days after Kate Hurwitz’s oldest son turned 12, he was vaccinated against COVID-19. And as soon as the vaccine has been approved for children...

Online spaces see rise in antisemitism

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Antisemitism on the internet is on the rise. While online antisemitism has peaks and valleys, the overall level has been steadily rising since the 2016...

At Agudas Achim Congregation, Young Families celebrate an Israeli Sukkot

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Photos by Jen Halpern A  dozen families came to Agudas Achim Congregation’s Israeli Sukkot event on Sept. 26, led by the synagogue’s shlichah, or Israeli...

Traveling sukkah pops up at D.C. landmarks

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Going back to the book of Exodus, the sukkah has always been not just a temporary dwelling, but a portable one. So it was...

How we spent Sukkot

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From apple picking to pizza eating, area Jews took advantage of picture-perfect weather to celebrate the ‘season of joy’

U-Md. students excited to be back in actual classrooms

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With 97 percent of the University of Maryland, College Park, campus community fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and the delta variant spreading across the...

In Annapolis, David Sislen is new rabbi at Kneseth Israel

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Five years is a long time for a synagogue to go without a rabbi, but with the arrival of Rabbi/Cantor David Sislen, that is...

Rabbi Lustig on medical leave from Washington Hebrew Congregation

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“It’s time for me to dance while I still can,” Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig told Washington Hebrew Congregation, in announcing he was taking medical...

Paula Shoyer believes in accentuating the traditional during Sukkot

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By Ben Lasky While chef and author Paula Shoyer loves coming up with new recipes, she’s also a traditionalist when it comes to creating menus...