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Yael Krigman

D.C.’s Jewish eateries would welcome a Biden visit

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Joe Biden made headlines on his first Sunday as president. On Jan. 24 after church, the Biden family motorcade stopped for bagels at Call...
A Shabbat kit sent out to families with students enrolled in the Karp Family Hebrew School at Mishkan Torah Synagogue in Greenbelt.

Education to engage at Mishkan Torah

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(Editor's note: this article was updated at 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 28) Todd Kliman can describe his Hebrew school experience in one word: unengaging. So...
Students at Gesher Jewish Day School learn in person in spite of the pandemic.

Gesher Jewish Day School’s new head, Aviva Walls, on navigating the pandemic

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At Gesher Jewish Day School, distance learning is not a thing. Since the fall, students and teachers at the Jr. K-8 community school in...
Caring home healthcare nurse gives vaccine or medicine injection to senior adult patient at home, clinic, or nursing home setting. Close up view of the syringe, needle, hands. The female patient is more than 100 years old!

New project to help seniors register for COVID vaccination

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A few weeks ago, Dava Schub, CEO of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, had an idea that seemed out of reach. There was a...
Steve and Karan Robinson hold the family Torah at its new home, Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon.

Irish Torah gets new home in Northern Virginia

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For a century, the Robinson Family Torah has bounced from synagogue to synagogue and crossed oceans and continents. This month, the scroll found a...

Summer camps prepare for an uncertain season

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By Eric Schucht and Jesse Berman Last summer left many would-be campers stuck at home as COVID regulations caused overnight camps to close. As camp...

(PHOTOS) Life at Peaceful Fields Sanctuary

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Last week, photographer David Stuck went to capture life at Peaceful Fields Sanctuary near Winchester. The sanctuary was founded by John Netzel and is...

JCRC looks to make up for COVID losses in state budgets

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As General Assemblies meet in Richmond and Annapolis, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington is aiming to replace funds that were redirected...

Police investigating defacement of Bernie Sanders mural in DC as hate crime

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By Sophia Young A mural of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that was defaced with an extremist right-wing symbol has been fixed, but the perpetrator has...
Jerome Price

Tikvat Israel delves into the African-American experience

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A few years ago, Rabbi Marc Israel made his first visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. He...