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UMD Israel Advocates Shine as BDS Bill Dies CONTINUED FROM P. 1 COMMUNITY money, if you need us to organize whatever you need us to do, were happy to do and support, but we really have to let Hille

COMMUNITY NEWS On Balfour Declarations Centennial, EMET Gathering Celebrates the History of Support for a Jewish State By Ronald Sheinson One hundred years ago, on Nov. 2, 1917, British Foreign Secre

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COMMUNITY NEWS At New Rockville Funeral Home Shomrei Neshama, Orthodox Practices Come Standard By Larry Shor for Shomrei Neshama For many decades, funeral homes have provided services to Jews of all

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COMMUNITY NEWS Community Supports and Celebrates Jewish Foundation for Group Homes at Annual Gala By Kol HaBirah Staff Over 1,600 people attended the 34th annual Jewish Foundation for Group Homes JFG

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COMMUNITY NEWS Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington Honors Four Outstanding Volunteers at Annual Gala By Kami Troy On Oct. 29, approximately 230 people from across the Greater Washington Jewish communi

COMMUNITY PHOTOS Temple Shalom Marks Cantors 10th Anniversary With Soulful Bridge To Peace Concert By Kol HaBirah Staff Cantor Lisa Levine marked her 10th anniversary as cantor of Temple Shalom with

Students Learn the Ropes of Israel Advocacy at AIPAC High School Summit across the country, students shared their own stories of why they came, what they For three days at the end of October, represen


SCHOOLS A Novel That Changed History By Niv Leibowitz In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, Drs. Stephen and Lynn Deutsch sponsored an essay contest challenging students

SCHOOLS Cookies for a Cause Silver Spring Learning Center students raise money and awareness for Sharsheret. By Sharon Shimoff Children at the Silver Spring Learning Center SSLC, a local Jewish presc

ISRAEL NEWS MultiMillion Dollar Go Beyond Initiative Aims to Develop Israels North, South, and Jerusalem Through Aliyah By Kol HaBirah Staff In Israel, Nefesh BNefesh and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael KKL,

FEATURES Taking BlackJewish Collaboration Into the 21st Century CONTINUED FROM P. 1 of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan. My ow

FEATURES Wilderness Program Helps Local Teen Stay on the Road to Recovery By Emma Murray In September 2017, for the first time in years, Perry Ross attended synagogue, joined holiday meals, and spent

FEATURES Wilderness Program Helps Local Teen Stay on the Road to Recovery CONTINUED FROM P. 22 cause because he is not being treated in a Jewish setting. For Hedy, however, the choice was clear. I ha

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FEATURES A Tale of Two Covenants Silver Spring historian Professor David Rotenstein was the latest lecturer in Congregation Har TzeonAgudath Achims adult education series. By Kami Troy Today we think

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OPED BDS Says Speak With Your Dollars And Speak We Shall By Ben Kramer The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions BDS movement is a propaganda tool being utilized by Israels Arab neighbors to do what th

OPED The Conversation We Should be Having By Jennifer Scher I had the pleasure of attending the IAC Israeli American Council conference in DC this past week. I love their mission to engage Israeli Am

OPED The Real Existential Threat to Jews By Cory Schulman Jewish communities have survived slavery, persecution, poverty, and mass expulsions. Despite the existential threats over the millennia, Jews

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Parenting Made Easy By Rabbi Stephen Baars Mount Everest blindfolded, a threeminute mile, a Mars landing they are all a piece of cake compared to raising emotionally healthy childr

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HEALTH WELLNESS Simcha University The Gift of Learning, the Power of Play By Yonathan Melamed Imagine being a sick child in the hospital with nothing to do. Your friends are out having fun, but you a

FOOD DINING When It Comes to Kosher Food, Arlene MathesScharf of Knows Whats Up By Gabe Aaronson The September 2017 Natural Products Expo East in the Baltimore Convention Center was the p

FOOD DINING Not Your Average Kiddush Club By Miriam Cleeman While it often plays host to conferences and conventions in DC, on October 26, the JW Marriott across from the White House welcomed a diffe

FOOD DINING FINDING YOUR DRINK Warm the Body and Soul With a Hot Toddy By Armand Kohn Fall is by far my favorite season. Flannel shirts, light jackets, and sweaters are my favorite wardrobe the fall

Sotto Voce A Tale of Love and Memory By Jackie Feldman Sotto Voce, the first play of Theater Js 20172018 season, packed a weighty punch. Running from Oct. 329 at the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center

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TRAVEL In a Land Called Hanalei By Paul J. Blank Moshe, the savior of Israel, received his name from the daughter of Pharaoh, who said, Ki min hamayim mshitihu I drew him out of the water. I also hav

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ADVICE PARENTING A Match Made in Heaven By Laura Goldman Parents and teachers in Hebrew, the root word for both is the same to enlighten. As parents, we fervently hope that our childrens teachers wi

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Serving in the Wake of the World War II Reflections of a U.S. Military Veteran By Fred Shapiro Looking back to the era of World War II and my subsequent service in the U.S. Army, I c

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