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A U-Md. Hillel tradition returns

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  Photographs by Charlotte Freedberg After a pandemic pause last fall, the annual Maryland Hillel Welcome Back Barbecue roared back on Aug. 31 to begin the...

Tikvat Israel members fund ADA compliant bathroom renovation

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By Alan Apter Two longtime Tikvat Israel members are seeing to it that worshipers with disabilities will not have to travel far to the rest...

20 years later, remembering 9/11

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By Eleanor Linafelt In September 2001, Karen Paul was home in Takoma Park on parental leave with her third child. On the 11th she planned...

Rabbi Neil Tow returns to Congregation Sha’are Shalom

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Rabbi Neil Tow has landed a promotion of sorts — from associate rabbi at Congregation B’nai Tzedek in Potomac to his own pulpit at...

Jewish Federation CEO Gil Preuss loves his job. Here he counts the ways.

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By Jamie Anfenson-Comeau and David Holzel Back around the turn of the millennium, Gil Preuss was an academic, teaching courses on “organizational behavior and human...

Nora Feinstein: Sixth & I Synagogue’s kitchen table rabbi

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Sixth & I’s new rabbi, Nora Feinstein, says her history with the District synagogue goes back to 2013. “Like many people in their 20s in...

The Den Collective and the return of challah

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For the first time in more than a year, the Den Collective was able to hold its “Knead 2 Know: Challah Bake + Learn”...

Rabbi Jenna Stein Turow came to the Den Collective for the authenticity

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It was raining hard the day of Rabbi Jenna Stein Turow’s welcome picnic at The Den Collective. After the rain subsided, 30 people showed...

The pieces of Corey Helfand at Ohr Kodesh Congregation

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Rabbi Corey Helfand, the new rabbi at Ohr Kodesh Congregation, once aspired to be a doctor, but while a pre-med student at Washington University...

At Congregation Olam Tikvah, Rabbi Viki Bedo finds her Jewish community

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Viki Bedo was born in Sweden and grew up in Budapest. She converted to Judaism as a teenager, after living with a Jewish family...