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BiWeekly June 21, 2018 8 Tamuz 5778 CONNECTING THE DC, MD, NOVA JEWISH COMMUNITIES ISSUE 30 Nine DCArea Innovators Head to Israel for International Summit By Rachel Kohn Shai Korman is a 38yearol

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COMMUNITY NEWS EYE ON THE ELECTIONS Virginias Controversial Primary Winner, and the Final Countdown for Maryland By Gabe Aaronson June 26 is the last day for Marylanders to vote in the primary electi

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COMMUNITY NEWS Republican Leaders Tout Support for Israel and the Embassy Move at Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference By Zachary Leshin Officials at the Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majori

COMMUNITY NEWS Going ALLCAPS By Kol HaBirah Staff On June 12, tens of thousands gathered in DC for a parade down Constitution Avenue and a rally on the National Mall celebrating the Washington Capita

COMMUNITY NEWS COMMUNITY PHOTOS GALA SEASON 2018 EMET Confers Honors to Friends of Israel at Annual Gala The Endowment for Middle East Truth EMET held its annual Rays of Light in the Darkness dinner

COMMUNITY NEWS COMMUNITY PHOTOS GALA SEASON 2018 JCRC Gala Focuses on Unity More than 500 people gathered at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, Maryland, on June 11 for Jewish Community Relations Co

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SCHOOLS ROCKVILLE Reflections on the Irene and Daniel Simpkins Senior Capstone Israel Trip By Sophie Handloff 18 On our way to Israel back in February, everyone was excited and nervous, and emotions

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OPED Children at the Border What is the Law, and Are We Living Up to It By Michael Gonen The history of how we got here is instructive. In the mid2000s, two offsetting trends in unauthorized immigrati

OPED Trump and the New Trade Wars By Moshe Kopolow The Republican Partys view on free trade between the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations was encapsulated by Larry Kudlow on CNBC We be

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Really Needy People By Rabbi Stephen Baars In this weeks parsha Torah portion, Miriam dies, and immediately the well that had supplied the Jewish people with water for 40 years ceas

SENIORS What Is Elder Abuse By Rochelle Eisenberg As our parents age and begin to face medical issues, caregivers, paid and family members, often become an important part of their lives, assisting wit

SENIORS Balancing Competing Values in EndofLife Decisions Rabbi Daniel Rose Perhaps in no other area have scientific advancements posed as difficult halachic questions questions pertaining to Jewish

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FOOD DINING Sienas is Moving to Randolph Hills Shopping Center By Kol HaBirah Staff Sienas Vegetarian Pizzeria and Restaurant in Rockville, Maryland, will move later this summer from its current Twin

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON Fifty Years Later, A Look Back Part Five Rebirth and Renewal By Larry Shor By the late 1980s, two decades after the riots tore through Washington, D

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TRAVEL A Visit to Spain By Esther Kook Im not sure if the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain, as the song goes from the musical My Fair Lady. Maybe thats why I packed a raincoat, which I wore for

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