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Smaller and older now, Beth Torah Congregation in Hyattsville retains its spark

Family-like. Welcoming. Diverse. That’s how people describe Beth Torah Congregation, which made its home for more than four decades in Hyattsville, Md. However, the Conservative...

Talking about mental health with Joe Honsberger

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. It leaves depressed people alone to their thoughts, traps anxious people in a fear...
Cliff Fishman

VIDEO: ‘Poet lariat’ Cliff Fishman’s one-man slam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZRopoxqE1w How do you rouse congregants to attend morning minyan? Retired law professor Cliff Fishman of Rockville does it through rhyme. Watch him recite two...

B’nai Tzedek’s preschool navigates the pandemic

Children wearing Superman and Mickey Mouse face masks often play in the woods around Congregation B’nai Tzedek. What once might have been part of...
Martin Goldsmith

Kensington man receives kettle stolen by Nazis from his grandparents

Martin Goldsmith is all too familiar with the Holocaust. The radio host and classical music programmer had written two books on the lives of...

Best of Jewish Washington

For the third year, Washington Jewish Week has polled the greater Jewish community about its favorite things. And you told us — best bagels,...

Teen’s mission is to rally his generation against anti-Semitism

By Dylan Greene It was back in January when Zack Singerman announced he was organizing what he called a “summit” against anti-Semitism. The 15-year-old’s target...

D.C. attorney general sues Washington Hebrew Congregation in sexual abuse case

The D.C. attorney general on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Washington Hebrew Congregation, the latest round in a two-year-long sexual abuse investigation of the...
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to reopen Monday

On Monday, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will reopen to the public. The museum will allow visitors from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every...
Yakira Cohen

Jewish news website at U-Md. goes in search of the elusive story

A year ago Mitzpeh, the Jewish student publication on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, had no problem finding news to report. Now with...