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COMMUNITY A Day Brimming with Kindness CONTINUED FROM P. 1 It was a really nice moment of history and continuity, where you could see the DCJCC has been a center of volunteerism for generations, Kane

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Greater Sen. Cardin Urges Jews to Speak Up Against Bias and Injustice By Frank Solomon To help repair the world is in the DNA of Jews, according to U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D Md. Our upbringing and cul

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON At Beth Sholom, A Window Into the Lives of Jewish Supreme Court Justices By Ayelette Halbfinger On Jan. 26, 1916, the first Jewish justice was nominated to the Unite

Greater By Yonathan Melamed Some organizations might rent a social hall for their annual Chanukah party. Others may reserve a nearby hotel ballroom. Chai Lifeline MidAtlantic booked an international a

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER BALTIMORE Connecting New Audiences With Iraqi Jewish History and Culture By Jackie Feldman From spice and song to recovered Jewish texts, Iraqi Jewish culture was on full displ

CHANUKAH Around Town Tysons Corner Fairfax The Scher family enjoyed Hands On Hanukkah at Barnes and Noble in Tysons Corner, Virginia. PHOTO CREDIT JCC OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA Playing dreidel at the Co

CHANUKAH AROUND TOWN Washington, D.C. On Dec. 14, 100 people gathered at the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., to celebrate Chanukah. Sponsored by Temple Sinai, Temple Micah, Adas Israe

CHANUKAH AROUND TOWN Baltimore View of the crowd Dec. 12 at the Esther Ann Menorah Lighting at Baltimores Inner Harbor, part of the annual Baltimore Chanukah Festival. At 32 feet tall, the menorah i

COMMUNITY NEWS TEENS IN ACTION Teens Roll Through Bethesda in Style in Menorah Parade By Briana Naiman Shoppers, pedestrians, and visitors to Bethesda Row were treated to some serious holiday spirit

SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D.C. MILTON Selected for Ayeka Foundation Grant By Ronit Greenstein Founded in 2006, the mission of Ayeka The Center for Soulful Education is to provide teachers and individuals w

SCHOOLS ROCKVILLE CESJDS Students Create Theater Magic Together The third annual Fanaroff Hanukkah Musical, Macca Wish Upon a Star, drew more than a thousand people over two performances. By Laurie E

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SCHOOLS BALTIMORE Illuminating Chanukah through Science By Lea Scheffer High school students at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Baltimore received some special illumination over Chanukah during

Masha Shollar, English Literature Major, Class of 2018 Kressel Research Grant Winner Journal of Fine Arts, CoEditorinChief Yeshiva Universitys Liberal Arts curriculum exposes students to a broad spec

FEATURES Supporting Teens on the Edge In the wake of recent tragic losses, local experts are guiding teens and parents to be communicative, watchful, and nonjudgemental. By Suzanne Pollak You are not

FEATURES Local Nonprofit Fosters the Future of Jewish Education in Eastern Europe By Ariel Levi Dont get swallowed up by the past live your life in the present and look forward to the future. This wa

OPED Be Careful Whose Side You Are On By Phil Jacobs Iran, Venezuela, Syria, North Korea, and Yemen. One of these nations is considered an existential threat to Israel. Another used poison gas on its

OPED A Look in the Mirror By Avrum I. Ashery In the Greater Washington area, Ive identified an estimated 95 congregations, five Jewish day schools, three JCCs, a number of national Jewish organizatio

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Changing the Future by Learning From History By Rabbi Stephen Baars The book of Genesis is the history of the world, in that it features the pained and unfortunately consistent stor

HEALTH WELLNESS Watch How You Walk Hip movement is the largest movement in the body. The legs swing along Have you ever noticed those signs the hip, on both sides and in both directelling you to Watc

HEALTH WELLNESS Im Proud to Be a JScreen Advocate and You Should Be, Too By Lilly Gelman JScreen is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases through education, genetic

FOOD DINING Tweaking Traditional Jewish Recipes for Todays Healthy Eater By Jackie Feldman Paula Shoyer, local celebrity chef and baker, recently released a new cookbook, her fourth, titled The Healt

La Zooz Moves Dance Studios Success Reflects Wider Trends By Shoshana Cypess You shouldnt see any heels in the mirror when youre standing in parallel position. Michelle Penn walked around the dance fl

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT Hanna and the Moonlit Dress Captures the Imagination By Gabrielle Burger On Sunday, Dec. 10, approximately 210 people came together at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the

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ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON To My Father, Nathan Shor, On His 13th Yahrzeit By Larry Shor My father, Nathan Shor, was unique. Born in the New World, he really was a product of

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