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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...

Planning an outdoor wedding? Learn from my experience.

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When my fiancé, Alex, and I got engaged in January, the COVID vaccine rollout was still shrouded in uncertainty and it was hard to...

Here’s how to plan a pandemic bar/bat mitzvah

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When the world shut down last March as fear spread that the coronavirus was as lethal as it was unknown, Ben Pollack was days...
Caring home healthcare nurse gives vaccine or medicine injection to senior adult patient at home, clinic, or nursing home setting. Close up view of the syringe, needle, hands. The female patient is more than 100 years old!

New project to help seniors register for COVID vaccination

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A few weeks ago, Dava Schub, CEO of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, had an idea that seemed out of reach. There was a...

Summer camps prepare for an uncertain season

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By Eric Schucht and Jesse Berman Last summer left many would-be campers stuck at home as COVID regulations caused overnight camps to close. As camp...

Camp forever

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When my mother dropped me off for the first time at Herzl Camp in Webster, Wis., I was 9 years old and 1,200 miles...

Mollie Witow’s adventurous century

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    Mollie Witow has led a life filled with traveling and solar eclipses. She’s assisted German atomic scientists, worked as a librarian and volunteered with...

Smaller and older now, Beth Torah Congregation in Hyattsville retains its spark

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Family-like. Welcoming. Diverse. That’s how people describe Beth Torah Congregation, which made its home for more than four decades in Hyattsville, Md. However, the Conservative...
David Gamse

David Gamse, the CEO of seniors, readies for retirement

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He was a student at the University of South Florida who initially wanted to be a psychologist. Then, David Gamse said in a recent...

Reading into Charles Rammelkamp

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At 68, Charles Rammelkamp recently published his book of poems, “Catastroika.” The Baltimore writer had always been a fan of good literature. In college, he...