Zumba a workout for women at Kemp Mill Synagogue

Sunny, syncopated Latin rhythms fill the downstairs at Kemp Mill Synagogue. In a building known for traditional nusach — the musical style or practice...

Kemp Mill schools name Wecker as principal

Correction: March 9, 2023, 12:40 p.m. The length of Rabbi Wecker's career in Jewish education has been corrected in the story. Rabbi Mordechai Wecker said he...

Getting medieval at Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim

The grandeur of Constantinople. The inclusive society of Norman-ruled Sicily. Those are the two places that Gary Fellman would visit if there were a time...

Maryland General Assembly Considers Permanent Body to Tackle Hate Crimes

Faygie Holt | JNS A bill passing through Maryland’s General Assembly aims to establish a permanent Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention at a...

Local pulpit rabbis on Israel: ‘We don’t give up on family’

A New York City rabbi recently made national headlines when he announced that, as an act of protest against extremists in the government of...

Temple Rodef Shalom clothes Nicaraguan refugees for winter weather

When Temple Rodef Shalom put out an urgent request for warm winter clothes for political refugees arriving from Nicaragua, the response from congregants was...

World Wide Wrap Around Town

Student's learned the fine art of wrapping tefillin at area synagogues on Feb. 12.

Congregation Beth El readies a new semester of adult education

  Of Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County’s 1,000 members, almost 300 of them — as well as other Jewish learners across the country —...

Why does Israel demolish houses after terrorist attacks?

Less than a hour after a terror attack in eastern Jerusalem on Feb. 10 killed three people, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a...

Three ‘exemplary’ Jewish educators awarded

Three local educators are recipients of a newly established award in memory of three of the Washington Jewish community’s master educators. MollyBeth Rushfield, a lower...