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BiWeekly Jan. 25, 2018 9 Shvat 5778 CONNECTING THE DC, MD, NOVA JEWISH COMMUNITIES ISSUE 21 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Preschool By Sharon Sherry, Michal Berkson, and Ellen Levin Preschool

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COMMUNITY Let My People Stay Jewish Community Stands With the Dreamers By Jason Langsner Over 100 Jewish community leaders and activists from around the country staged a protest in the rotunda of the

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON With the Launch of Her App, Woman Fulfills Childhood Dream Sarah Hostyks Place Tempo helps people uncover nearby sweet spots for working remotely and studying. By Ma

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON A Year in Review Israel Bonds New Leadership Division Continues to Grow By Adam Herman Many of the Washingtonian families, individuals, foundations, pension funds, a


COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON JScreen at Adas Israel Genetic Testing is Empowerment By Jackie Feldman On Sunday, Jan. 7, Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., hosted a JScreensponsored ev

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON Students of Different Faiths and Backgrounds Travel to Israel with Maryland Hillel By Elan Berman Twentyfive University of Maryland students are back from a transfor

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Greater In the Court of Public Opinion, There Are No Clear Winners CONTINUED FROM P. 1 and Jewish Week reporter Hannah Dreyfuss, who he knew from his time interning at the New York Jewish Week, saw t

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER BALTIMORE An Interview With Robert Safren of The Jewish Entrepreneur By Jewel Safren Three years ago, a group of businesspeople saw a strong need for increased revenue in the J

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FEATURES PRESCHOOL Hundreds of Preschool Educators Convene for Day of Inspiration and Learning By Kami Troy Reflecting on the responsibility that comes with teaching fostering a sense of identity and

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TORAH PERSPECTIVES Listening to a Teenager so He Will Talk By Rabbi Stephen Baars After the Jewish people left Egypt, they traveled for three days in the desert but did not find water. And they came t

Celebrating Israel Through Cinema and Song By Malka Goldberg This weekend offers two opportunities in Rockville, Maryland, to combine the spirit of Shabbat Shira the Shabbat of Song with celebration o

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Berman Boys Varsity Emerges Victorious in Cougars vs. Lions Showdown By Roey Herzfeld and Ezra Troy Every winter, one of the most anticipated high school sporting events in Greater Washington area Jew

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OBITUARIES Remembering David Allan Cohen David Allan Cohen, 64, of White Oak, Silver Spring, Maryland, passed away on December 17, 2017. After a valiant 19month fight, he succumbed to glioblastoma, a

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