WJW Guides

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...

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...