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PUBLISHERS NOTE There has rightly been much press dedicated to the recent bomb threats at various Jewish institutions throughout the country and my sincere hope is that we address these issues quickly

ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT Bikur Cholim Takes Community Care to a Whole New Level CONTINUED FROM P. 1 ed, made meals but Debbi knew not everyone had the same good fortune. Over the years, Bikur Cholim ha

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Love Letters to Chocolate CONTINUED FROM P. 1 fections for Dear Coco Chocolate, the boutique vegan, dairygluten free and koshercertified business she founded in 2012. Dear Coco Ch

COMMUNITY Latest Wave of Bomb Threats Hits Home CONTINUED FROM P. 1 advice, CESJDS middle and high school students remained in place during the police search. Officers and canines searched both schoo

COMMUNITY NEWS JPDSs Community Library Project Wins Kohelet Award By Kol HaBirah Staff Impressive, collaborative, strategic, caring, and dedicated are some of the adjectives that come to mind after t

COMMUNITY NEWS Father and Son Collaborate on Childrens Book By Sara Antine, with contributions by Sam Charnoff When Sam Charnoff was a young father of three boys in the early 1990s, he would walk the

COMMUNITY NEWS CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE and support of so many people and organizations, said Naama Gold. Sunday afternoon, families had the opportunity to learn about the environment and food

COMMUNITY NEWS NCSY and JSU Come Together With the Community at Cheryl Stern Dinner By Kol HaBirah Staff One day I was walking through the halls with my friends Marielle and Samara and some wild kid

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COMMUNITY NEWS Changing the World, One Letter at a Time By Kol HaBirah Staff ROCKVILLE Md. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, Dr. Jennifer Helgeson, 32, found that many friends felt a ne

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COMMUNITY NEWS Women Learn Krav Maga with the Agam Center By Kol HaBirah Staff WASHINGTON Roughly 80 women of all ages gathered at Ohev Sholom the National Synagogue last Saturday night at the Agam

COMMUNITY NEWS Am Hatorah Congregation Debuts New Motto and Expands Popular Lecture Series By Deborah Scheinberg In keeping with their new motto, Torah Judaism for Todays World, the rabbi and board o

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COMMUNITY NEWS Teens Tackle World Affairs at Model UN Conference By Ezra Troy On Sunday February 12, 16 kids from Berman Hebrew Academy, four kids from Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School CESJDS, and

COMMUNITY NEWS Purim Time at Shomrai Nursery By Ruthie Cohen Megillah, Megillah, Whos Coming Out of the Megillah These are the words of one of the songs that the PreK is preparing to sing in honor of

COMMUNITY NEWS Yeshiva of Greater Washington Banquet Rabbi Yitzchok Merkin, YGW Headmaster, speaks about the honoree. Rebbetzin Myrna Klavan accepting the honor on behalf of the Klavan family. Rab

COMMUNITY PHOTOS Midrash, Manicures, and Milkshakes at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah Bari Perlmutters dogs, Kilgore and Orly, wondering if Landsowne Pesach Program is dog friendly Top, from left Eyden

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COMMUNITY NEWS Chabad Women Gather from Around the World for Kinus Hashluchos By Kami Troy The year 1998 was an auspicious one for me. It was the year that I met two of the people who would most shap

COMMUNITY NEWS Leisure World Participates in Good Deed Day April 2nd Donate Food for the Needy Tech Day with JDS Students By Fred Shapiro, Center for Lifelong Learning Leisure World Joins the Greate

COMMUNITY NEWS DC Couple Honored by Israel Bonds WASHINGTON Melanie and Ren Moreno were honored with Israel Bonds Israel69 Award last month, presented in recognition of exceptional support for Israe

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Kol HaBirah Talks With Jake Turx By Hillel Goldschein I met Jake Turx in DC on the day of Donald Trumps inauguration, during the Friday night oneg festive gathering hosted by Jerus

CAPITAL COMMENTARY UNRWA Inadvertently Acknowledges Theres a Hamas Leader on Its Payroll By David Bedein Dr. Suhail alHindi is a man of many titles. Hes been the chairman of the Association of Palesti

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Security Measures are Needed for Those with Disabilities By Jennifer Mizrahi As we are all aware, recently there has been a significant increase in hate crimes and bomb threats acro

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A Balanced Approach to the OU Ruling Email 4 5 By Miriam Gross As a former congregational rebbetzin Promote your business to student and a current of Yeshivat the Jewish Community Maharat, I expected

OPED Consider Adopting a Child By Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld The Torah calls us a mamlechet kohanim and an am segulah Shemtov 1946, a nation of priests and a chosen nation. What this means is that just li

OPED Irony in My Life By Kenneth Kohn Professionally, I am an attorney with doctorates in pharmacology and immunology. I have practiced intellectual property law, specializing in the biotechpharma sp

OPED Dulles Justice and Purim By Nicole Goldstein Purim teaches us that there is a time for rending our clothes and wearing sackcloth and ashes, and there is a time for confronting the king. The Dull

LEARNING FROM HISTORY Saving Jewish Children From the Nazi Haman By Rafael Medoff As Jews the world over entered their synagogues on Purim Eve 1939 to listen to the Megillas tale of Jews being saved

Montgomery County Market is Clearing Listing Inventory The graphs below show the overall Montgomery County market activity trends. Inventory of Active Listings, was down sharply 20.6 this January over

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PURIM Taking Purim to the Street By Aviva Werner Fulham Street in Kemp Mill is a quiet residential side street like any other in this suburban neighborhood of Silver Spring, Maryland. Traffic is ligh

PURIM Mazon Sheds Light on Americas Hidden Hunger 42.2 million Americans are struggling with hunger and that figure includes members of our community. By Suzanne Pollak ROCKVILLE Md. After viewing a

Up ign S S POT PS ASA FAST GO for barbeque, Scotch and Passover Learning JOIN US Sunday April 2, 2017 600930pm Beth Sholom Congregation 11825 SEVEN LOCKS ROAD, POTOMAC, MD All Members, nonmembe

PURIM Purim On Campus with UMD Chabad By Chaiky Backman Feet stampede the floor going round and round the Megillah, as Rabbi Backman and his Chabad entourage lead sweaty men in dance. Fifteen, maybe

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Principles From The Parsha And You Shall Make The Altar By Joshua Z. Rokach In this parsha, Gd tells Moshe the details of the construction of the Tabernacle. The Tabernacle housed t

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Can the Friends We Choose Elevate Us Spiritually By Deborah Scheinberg Each year at this time, as the holiday of Purim approaches, I begin to refer to my friend Esther as Queen Est

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Torah Minute Parshas Terumah By Rabbi Menachem Winter Parshas Terumah relates the commandment and undertaking to build the Mishkan Tabernacle. Through Moshe, Gd communicates the ma

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Mishpatim The Freedom Imperative 1 By Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman Parashas MishSendInyour local Sports pics to patim, the Torah declares that if a Hebrew servant declines to leave his l

HEALTH WELLNESS RAVINS READS Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children with Disabilities A Dance That Matters By Rachel Ravin Following the previous issue of Kol HaBirah, dedicated to Disabi

Purim and the Gift of Genetic Testing Reflections of a Genetic Counselor By Estie Rose for JScreen I was recently sent a cute Countdown to Passover ticker, reminding me that Passover is only 63 days a

A Homecare Home Run By Michelle Smith Determined and devoted to helping others, Lydia Glucksberg founded STAR Medical Staffing to provide highquality inhome healthcare and concierge services. She turn

SP RTS Congrats to CESJDS for Winning the Championship JESSICA LEHMAN, 10TH GRADE STUDENT, CESJDS JESSICA LEHMAN, 10TH GRADE STUDENT, CESJDS Berman Cougars Make it to the Semifinals PHOTO CREDIT A

Justifying the DeMarcus Cousins Trade By Efraim Andrew Wakschlag Most knowledgeable basketball junkies would tell you the most talented center in the NBA is DeMarcus Cousins, formerly of the Sacrament

FOOD DINING DEEP DISH Talking with YeahThatsKosher.coms Dani Klein By Fran Kritz What I love best about, a supremely wonderful website chock full of all things kosher all over th

Punch Up Your Purim Champagne Punch Will Add a Bit of Sparkle to Your Holiday Table By Gamliel Kronemer Purim is unique in the cannon of Jewish holidays while wine is a critical component of most Jewi

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Drinking on Purim By Joshua E. London To those who enjoy their tipple, Purim is generally thought of as an opportunity to indulge, quenching their thirst with real gusto, while doing so still within t

FEATURES Connie Lawn CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Falls Church who has spent a lengthy career in journalism, observing the world while perpetually keeping one eye on Israel and how the small country will be a

ENTERTAINMENT ARTS Kol HaOlam A Night of Music, Inspiration, and Unity By Atara Mayer and Emma Murray Silence. Nine hundred pairs of eyes trained on a troupe of college students clad in shades of blue

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Bender JCC and Yiddish of Greater Washington Present Tevye and Friends By Kol HaBirah Staff ROCKVILLE Md. The Congress for Jewish Culture is bringing their threeperson show Tevye

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL ARTS A Painters View Jerusalem, London and Tuscany By Nancy Schreiber A Painters View Jerusalem, London and Tuscany, featuring watercolors and oil paintings by Virginia na

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON To My Mother, Roslyn Shor, on Her 16th Yahrzeit My mother was a unique personality, larger than life. She loved people, cared about them, and made t

Country Band from Nashville Teaches us a Lesson on Social Action By Hillel Goldschein Saturday night, February 18th at the Fillmore in downtown Silver Spring was quite an experience. A bunch of friend

Power to the Queen, Art Honoring Queen Esther By Nancy Schreiber, Arts Editor Purim, on the 14th of Adar celebrates the gutsy Jewish woman, Esther, who dared to approach the king to advise him of Hama

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Exit Leah Adler A touching tribute to Steven Spielbergs mother from a local Israeli American filmmaker upon her passing. By Arnon Z. Shorr Theres a little kosher restaurant on Pico

FUN GAMES Answers to sudoku A Purim cartoon by Feintooner Purim Pastries And The Art of Persuasion KenKen is a registered trademark of Nextoy, LLC. 2017 KenKen Puzzle LLC. All rights reserved. Dist

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Dear Rivkie Dear Rivkie, I make a special effort to attend shiva services. If I have a friend who has suffered a loss, I try very hard to make at least one Shiva service, even if at times I have to ca

ADVICE Making Plans for the Future for a Loved One With Special Needs When you have a loved one with special needs, making plans for the future takes on a whole new level of complexity. You need to e

ADVICE DATING Going in Blind Anonymous Single The frighteningly influential power of language and impression is showcased quite strikingly in George Orwells well known book 1984, where he explains th

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SPOTLIGHT Young Professional Spotlight Daniel Winchester Interviewed by Batya Carl Daniel Winchester has been living in Washington, D.C. since 2012. He grew up in Fair Lawn, New J

STRANGER THAN FICTION Blood LMehadrin By Leah Cypess Evidence in State v. Bentley Extracted from the hard drive of Simon Bentley Dear Rabbi Friedman, Thank you so much for your inspiring presentation

MAZAL TOV Estee and Akiva Goldschein on the birth of their first child, Talia Malka Masha Seth Katz on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Meir. Mazal Tov also to his brothers, Yisrael and Hershel, to his

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Community Calendar March 2017 March 2017 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 26 Shvat 30 27 Adar 1 28 Adar 2 1 3 Adar 2 4 Adar 3 5 Adar 4 6 Ada

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