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BiWeekly December 1428, 2017 26 Kislev 10 Tevet 5778 CONNECTING THE DC, MD, NOVA JEWISH COMMUNITIES ISSUE 19 Violent Crimes Spike in Baltimore As police continue working with the Jewish communit

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COMMUNITY Loving the Message, If Not Always the Messenger CONTINUED FROM P. 1 In the course of his speech, the president acknowledged the ancient connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem as their

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Greater Washington COMMUNITY NEWS Annual Summit of Imams and Rabbis Communities Have Mutual Concerns, Need to Increase Collaboration By Kol HaBirah Staff Be vigilant. Understand the difference betw

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON Susie Turnbull Joins Race for Maryland Lieutenant Governor By Suzanne Pollak When young Susie Turnbull was a member of United Synagogue Youth USY, the first conventi

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON JCRC Legislative Breakfast Lays Out Priorities for 2018 opts in to the program to receive a daily welfare check call to make sure they are okay. If a participating s

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER BALTIMORE Baltimore Celebrates 19th of Kislev With Siyum Hashas By Yonah Poltaver On the 19th of Kislev Yud Tes Kislev, 1798, Rabbi Schneur Zalman, the first Chabad Rebbe also

COMMUNITY PHOTOS White House Chanukah Party The Berman Hebrew Academy Lower School Girls Choir performs at the White House Chanukah Party. PHOTO CREDIT ATARA MAYER PHOTO CREDIT YOSEF RUBINFELD Fro

COMMUNITY PHOTOS Celebrating Chanukah at Caf Europa Nearly 210 of JSSAs Holocaust survivors attended the annual Caf Europa Chanukah party on Thursday, Dec. 7 at Washington Hebrew Bindeman Center in

SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D.C. MILTON Students Reenact U.N. Partition Vote By Ronit Greenstein On Nov. 29, Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nations Capital MILTON marked the 70th anniversary of th

SCHOOLS ROCKVILLE Korbanot on Trial By Elizabeth Guberman I have gained so much this year from the engaging and creative teaching style of Mrs. Riesels Chumash class at the Berman Hebrew Academy. We

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SCHOOLS FAIRFAX No preschool No problem Gesher Throws Free Preschool Concert By Jennifer Scher On Thursday, Dec. 7, while area Jewish preschools were closed for professional development, Gesher Jewis

FEATURES antiSemitism, white supremacy, and xenophobia in our schools, a panel of experts presented strategies and tactics for responding to incidents in local schools. theyre talking about as far as

FEATURES An Emblem of All That Was Lost and All That Survives By Seth Jacobson On Sunday, Dec. 3, Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County rededicated a Torah scroll with a deep connection in this

FEATURES Meet Bruce Pascal Jewish Community Leader, Real Estate Executive, Hot Wheels Collector By Jason Langsner Many of us have heard the adage that boys dont grow up, their toys just get more expe

OPED Civic Discourse, Not Civil War A Message from Federation CEO Gil Preuss With Chanukahs approach, Ive been giving thought to the true origins of the holiday, and how they mirror the challenges we

OPED Lets Focus on The Positive By Rabbi Ari Israel My beloved Jewish family we must talk Thanksgiving break offered me the reprieve to reflect on the most arduous two weeks of my 22year Hillel care

OPED Israeli Strikes on Syria Too Little, Too Late By Shlomo Bolts Israels Syria policy seems to have finally turned a corner. Last week, Israeli warplanes struck the Assad regime and Iranian proxies

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Life Or Existence By Rabbi Stephen Baars When does death occur Is it when the brain ceases to function, or maybe when the heart fails to pump blood While this question is important,

HEALTH WELLNESS Can Exercise Prevent Breast Cancer By Amy Schwartz There is substantial evidence that higher levels of physical activity are linked to a lower risk of several cancers including breas

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ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON No Reel Three and Two Reel Fours By Larry Shor Having grown up in the movie business, I still find the changes that have occurred since our last the

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT BOOK REVIEW A History of Orthodox Baltimore By Phil Wendkos My Shtetl Baltimore, by Eli W. Schlossberg, gives a glimpse into Orthodox Baltimore using informative vignettes and por

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TRAVEL The Most Accomplished Student By Paul J. Blank As a teacher at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School CESJDS, I am always in awe of the impressive professions that former students have entered.

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