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Objectifying Jewish history with Rebekah Sobel

By Haydee M. Rodriguez Rebekah Sobel sees her task as bringing to life the rich history of Washington’s Jewish community  in a way that is...

You Should Know… Rebecca Weiss

By Isabella Lefkowitz-Rao Rebecca Weiss of the District is spending a gap year in Israel on the Hevruta Program run by the pluralistic Hartman Institute....

It’s Gail Gaspar’s turn to speak

When Martin Weiss stood in front of an audience at age 63 to speak for the first time about his experiences in the Holocaust,...
Marni Loffman

You Should Know… Marni Loffman

The Loffman sisters have become synonymous in recent months for home-baked challah. But it’s not the texture or flavor that’s made headlines, but the...

Out and About | Oct. 14, 2020

David Schoenbaum

Violins and Nazis with David Schoenbaum

Nazi Germany, U.S.-Israel relations and violins. Three topics with at least two things in common. All involve Jews. And all have been the subject...
Rachel Eisenfeld

You Should Know… Rachel Eisenfeld

It was two years ago that Rachel Eisenfeld of Herndon made the jump from pedorthist (a professional who modifies footwear) to teahouse owner. Now...
AJC Global Forum being held in Washington, DC, June 3, 2019.

Surveying the Arabian Peninsula with Jason Isaacson

By Kayla Steinberg Special to WJW Jason Isaacson has traveled to every state on the Arabian Peninsula, working to build relationships with high-level officials, journalists, think...

You Should Know… Rabbi Daniel Epstein

By Leonard Robinson Daniel Epstein, or Rabbi Dan as he’s known by George Washington University students, discovered he wanted to be a rabbi only after...

Out and About | Oct. 1, 2020