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Beth Sholom gathers for outdoor minyan

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

“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...
Aaron Keyak and Joe Biden

Keyak shares Biden campaign’s plan to get Jewish vote

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

“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.

  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

  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

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...
Aaron Keyak

Aaron Keyak, longtime Jewish political organizer, to head Biden’s Jewish outreach

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

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...
Ben Yehuda Cafe and Pizzeria

Customers cautious about sitting down in kosher restaurants

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...