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COMMUNITY Building Bridges Over Puddled Waters By Malka Goldberg Until recently, the boundary between Beth Sholom Congregation and St. James Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland, was obscured by pool

COMMUNITY NEWS We Need to Talk AntiSemitism, and Not Just Internally By Jason Langsner A young man walked out of Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, Maryland, on Rosh Hashanah 5778. He wore a yarmulk

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COMMUNITY NEWS Chai Lifeline Kids Have a Bowl Lot of Fun at the White House By Sigalle Moskowitz for Chai Lifeline During a special trip to the nations capital over Sukkot, Chai Lifeline kids and vol

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In the Spirit of Balfour ZIONISM FORWARD AZM Washington National Conference November 1517, 2017 Looking for a meaningful way to participate in celebrating 100 years since the early steps to Statehood

COMMUNITY NEWS Maryland Hillel Students Spend Yom Kippur in Prison By Elan Burman The words Yom Kippur and Hillel are not usually associated with prison and incarceration, but 18 University of Maryla

COMMUNITY NEWS Looking for That Special Someone Capital Connection Singles Shabbaton Returns Next Month By Barbara Trainin Blank Capital Connection, a Kemp Mill, Maryland, based organization bringing

COMMUNITY NEWS Sukkot Around Town The Jewish Community Relations Council JCRC honored Maryland Governor Larry Hogan at an event held in the sukkah of Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Bet

Meet Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan, Bermans Future Head of School CONTINUED FROM P. 1 SCHOOLS ativity, to develop their own interests, and to connect with their friends and family. We want to raise student

SCHOOLS Kids Converge on CESJDS for the First Jewish Intercamp Games By Laurie Ehrlich More than 130 students in grades three through nine from across Montgomery County, Northern Virginia, and Washin

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CAPITAL COMMENTARY Kissinger, McMaster, and the Middle East A 70year Retrospective on US Policymaking By Samuel Kramer On Oct. 10, most of the living National Security Advisers gathered for a retrospe

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FEATURES Finding a Place for Soviet Victims in the Collective Holocaust Memory By Malka Goldberg The word Holocaust evokes imagery of packed cattle cars, gas chambers, and emaciated people who were l

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OPED Bipartisan ProIsrael Support Has Never Been Stronger By Cam Erickson Ed. Note The following is a response to The Menendez Trial and the Future of Bipartisan Support for Israel by Shep Gerszberg

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TRAVEL Remembering Harambe A Personal Reflection By Paul J. Blank On May 28, 2016, Harambe died. Many mourned his death, but I was particularly distraught. You see, I might have known Harambes father

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ARTS ENTERTAINMENT At Congregation Beth El, A Night of Revelations By Dena Hirsh Children of Holocaust survivors and other guests listened intently as author and documentary producer Gina Roitman tol

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