WJW Guides

B’not mitzvah in ASL a milestone for deaf women

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By Robert Weinstock Historically, many Jews who are deaf and hard of hearing did not have linguistic or cultural access to a Jewish education. This...

In NoVa, different paths to becoming bar or bat mitzvah

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Lisa Downing was raised as a Roman Catholic. But as an adult, she said, she could not find her footing in Christianity. So she...

Fairfax teen creates COVID questions series for bat mitzvah project

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Growing up during the pandemic is a strange time, leaving many children and teens feeling powerless. One local teen is using her bat mitzvah...

A camp counselor answers your questions

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When I left for my first two-week stint at Jewish camp as a 9 year old, my mother was very worried. She was convinced...

Camps Airy and Louise kick off their 100th anniversary

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Mark Fine recalls the most memorable moments of his experience at Camp Airy with humor. During his first summer as a counselor in 1996, he...

The new Florida? Record number of U.S. retirees relocated to Israel in 2021

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Sponsored By Larry Luxner TEL AVIV — A few weeks ago, Joel Tenenbaum, 81, and Marilyn Berkowitz, 84, arrived in Tel Aviv on an El Al...

Here’s why counselors can’t get enough of camp

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Jill Balk used to count the days until school ended, so she could do what she loved most in the whole world: spend her...

A Call to Care at Summer Camp

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By Lindsay C. Vanasdalan When Focus Family Martial Arts Academy welcomed children back to camp last summer, staff noticed something odd. Children in kindergarten and...

6 questions for Lori Gardner

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Dining out is food blogger Lori Gardner’s obsession. At Been There Eaten That (beenthereeatenthat.net), she shares stories and opinions, and sheds light on the...

No more ‘bar’ mitzvah: Synagogues changing ways to support LGBTQ youth

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Sponsored By Stewart Ain Over the last year, no fewer than five young people came out publicly as LGBTQ at the Society for...