Guide to Jewish Life

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

7 ways to stay connected to Judaism

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Seniors are one of the most susceptible groups to COVID-19. According to the CDC, the older the adult, the higher the risk for severe...

Tony Hausner’s genealogical journey

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It was at a cousin’s son’s wedding in 1993 where Tony Hausner of Silver Spring learned he was related to a Hausner who entered...