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Kemp Mill schools name Wecker as principal

Correction: March 9, 2023, 12:40 p.m. The length of Rabbi Wecker's career in Jewish education has been corrected in the story. Rabbi Mordechai Wecker said he...

Maryland General Assembly Considers Permanent Body to Tackle Hate Crimes

Faygie Holt | JNS A bill passing through Maryland’s General Assembly aims to establish a permanent Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention at a...

Local pulpit rabbis on Israel: ‘We don’t give up on family’

A New York City rabbi recently made national headlines when he announced that, as an act of protest against extremists in the government of...

Temple Rodef Shalom clothes Nicaraguan refugees for winter weather

When Temple Rodef Shalom put out an urgent request for warm winter clothes for political refugees arriving from Nicaragua, the response from congregants was...

World Wide Wrap Around Town

Student's learned the fine art of wrapping tefillin at area synagogues on Feb. 12.

Congregation Beth El readies a new semester of adult education

  Of Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County’s 1,000 members, almost 300 of them — as well as other Jewish learners across the country —...

Three ‘exemplary’ Jewish educators awarded

Three local educators are recipients of a newly established award in memory of three of the Washington Jewish community’s master educators. MollyBeth Rushfield, a lower...

Ted Lerner, Nats owner, father of White Flint, Tyson’s Corner, dies at 97

  Ted Lerner, who died Feb. 12 at age 97, was as famously workaholic as he was shy. So it was a big deal when Washingtonian...

Rabbi David Finkelstein’s lifetime at Camp Shoresh

When Dave Finkelstein, then both a rabbinic and an MBA student, phoned his parents to tell them he wanted to be ordained as a...

Listen to Estelle Deutsch Abraham wherever you get your podcasts

Estelle Deutsch Abraham might not look like your typical podcast host, but don’t let her demographics fool you. “I wake up in the morning with...