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Q&A with a nurse on the front lines

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By Yakira Cohen Natalia Pensak is a nurse who works the night shift in the Progressive Coronary Care Unit in Baltimore’s Sinai Hospital. Following a...

Corona Connects brings volunteers and non-profits together

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By Elisa Posner In the recent months of global health crisis, economic turmoil and social unrest, volunteering for humanitarian organizations has not been easy. While there...

Demonstrators in DC chant ‘Israel, we know you, you murder children, too’

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Protesters at a demonstration in Washington, linking Black Lives Matter and the Palestinian cause chanted “Israel, we know you, you murder children, too.” The demonstration...

WJW awarded for excellence in Jewish journalism

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Three of Washington Jewish Week's editorials took first place in the American Jewish Press Association's Rockower Awards for excellence in Jewish journalism for work...

Schub named new Edlavitch DCJCC chief

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Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center announced Wednesday afternoon the hiring of a new chief executive officer. Dava Schub, associate executive director and chief program officer...

In free online seminars from JSSA, experts will offer tools for emotional resilience

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Tonight will be the first of three free online seminars organized by the Jewish Social Services Agency to offer "spiritual wisdom and practical suggestions...
Adam Manne

Congregation Ner Shalom branded masks save lives, spread the word

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When Congregation Ner Shalom, in Woodbridge, has a fundraiser, they usually design a T-shirt for congregants to buy. This year, with a new accessory...
Rabbi Ethan Seidel

Fire juggling Rabbi Ethan Seidel retires

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Rabbi Ethan Seidel is a man of many interests: playwriting, piano playing, unicycling, bicycling, gardening, bread making, fire juggling, Scrabble playing. Some of these...

Susan Sloan’s seat at the table

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As a kid, Susan Sloan would take her makeshift detective kit — a magnifying glass, notepad, pencil and ruler, all packed in a tan...

Columbia synagogue goes the extra mile to welcome trans and non-binary Jews

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"People who are challenging our understanding of gender norms and gender expression are under constant attack in schools, work environments, where they live, and...