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Celebrating Our 1st Anniversary BiWeekly Feb. 8, 2018 23 Shvat 5778 ISSUE 22 CONNECTING THE DC, MD, NOVA JEWISH COMMUNITIES Choosing a Camp for Your Child By Janna Zuckerman Recognizing that Jewi

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From Founding to Future In Tribute to Kol HaBirah Shonny SHONNY KUGLER Agent Top 1 Nationwide I am writing to describe the very positive experience I had with Shonny Kugler who was the agent who han

ABOUT US Kol HaBirah Mission and Goals The mission of Kol HaBirah is to serve, connect, and strengthen the Greater Washington Jewish community. To achieve this, we will provide 1. Community Enrichmen

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MEET THE STAFF Hillel Goldschein, Publisher Rachel Kohn, Editor in Chief Kami Troy, Senior Editor Bari Perlmutter, Producer barikolhabi

COMMUNITY The Notorious RBG Talks Outsider Politics and Equal Rights at Adas Israel Event CONTINUED FROM P. 1 RBGs Long Life And Our Pursuit of Justice, a poem by local writer Abigail Pogrebin publi

COMMUNITY NEWS 500K Grant Will Give Seniors and Adults with Disabilities The Gift of a Lift By Suzanne Pollak Irving and Toby are a couple, both in their 90s, happily living in their own home in Olne

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COMMUNITY NEWS Governor Hogan Includes 2 Million in his Budget for Private School Security By Gabe Aaronson On Jan. 17, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan released his budget for the coming year, which includ

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON PRESENTS THE STARRING Cocreator and star of the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Fauda. Lior Raz TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 Join hundreds of business p

Greater Washington International cooperation with traditional allies, and particularly with Israel, intensified as the United States and Israel both faced threats from the Palestinian Liberation Orga

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON Synagogues with Maharats Are Still in the Fold, At Least for Now CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld of Ohev Sholom said that his congregation is 100 percent i

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON Potomac Families Enjoy Learning and Baking at Kids Mega Challah Bake By Emily Cohen Take a room full of beautiful Jewish kids, add some baking ingredients, mixing ut

Greater Baltimore can prompt them to change their story in an effort to please. Kol HaBirah does not presently have access to the forensic interview transcripts with alleged victims in the Rabbi Kraw

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER BALTIMORE Kosher Cooking Competition Will Bring Jews Together for Good Food and a Good Cause By Jackie Feldman The Charm City Kosher Cooking Competition, a fundraiser event for

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER BALTIMORE Visiting Exhibit Reveals How Daring Diplomats Saved Jews During WWII By Malka Goldberg Of the more than 26,000 people Yad Vashem The World Holocaust Remembrance Cent

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COMMUNITY NEWS TEENS IN ACTION Reuniting the Mishpacha My Experience at the Olami Summit By Edward Nusinovich The Olami Summit in Europe, which took place from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2017, was the world

COMMUNITY NEWS TEENS IN ACTION Seniors Learn and Students Teach at Leisure Worlds Tech Day By Fred Shapiro On Sunday, Jan. 28, students from five schools gathered to help seniors get more comfortable

SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D.C. PreKindergartners Explore Feelings Through Art By Ronit Greenstein and Revital Finkel MILTONs preK class engaged in a multifaceted exploration of identity through the lens of

SCHOOLS FAIRFAX Gesher With a TWIST School Kicks Off Third Annual Speaker Series On Sunday evening, Jan. 21, Gesher Jewish Day School JDS in Fairfax, Virginia, kicked off their third annual Gesher wi

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FEATURES Choosing a Camp for Your Child CONTINUED FROM P. 1 your child and discuss camping options that meet their needs and interests. How do I know if I should choose a Jewish day or overnight camp

FEATURES Choosing a Camp for Your Child CONTINUED FROM P. 26 Sessions vary at each camp, but many camps offer traditional seven or eightweek sessions or two three or fourweek sessions. Additionally,

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FEATURES Six Female Business Leaders Share Lessons Learned for the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs By Suzanne Pollak Despite the arduous work, long hours, and numerous headaches, six area female bus

FEATURES Remembering Rabbi Leonard Cahan By Alan Fisher Rashi and Ramban teach that a persons rebbe is like his father Exodus 323 Sanhedrin 19b. Many of us who grew up at Congregation Har Shalom in P

OPED Advancing Disability Inclusion Though Creativity and Innovation By Lisa Handelman This February marks the 10th anniversary of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month JDAIM. Since its inc

OPED Mighty Waters Cannot Extinguish Love Reflections From Our Mission to Houston By Jonathan Krisch When Rabbi Uri Topolosky visited Houston days after Hurricane Harvey, one particular young persons

OPED Turkey is Coming for the Kurds By Diliman Abdulkader Operation Olive Branch is an ironic name for the aggressive military campaign carried out by Turkey against the Kurds in Afrin, Syria. Situat

TORAH PERSPECTIVES The Enemy Within By Rabbi Stephen Baars This weeks parsha tells us that when the Jewish people will enter the Land of Israel, Gd will drive out our enemies by sending ahead deadly w

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HEALTH WELLNESS Therapeutic Horse Riding in the Desert By Eric Narrow Traveling on Israels Route 90 along the Jordanian border on the way to Eilat for rest and relaxation can be either beautiful or m

FOOD DINING Successful Virginia Microdistillery Catoctin Creek is Also Certified Kosher By Hillel Goldschein Husband and wife team Scott and Becky Harris started Catoctin Creek, a certified organic a

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An independent, family and womanowned Jewish Business We have always and will continue to adhere to the highest standards of Halacha Jewish Law since our inception, 17 years ago The extended Torchi

Local Descendants of HolocaustEra Hero and Those He Rescued Host Film Screening in DC By Elizabeth Weber Handwerker Herman Stern was a Jewish retailer in North Dakota who rescued over 125 Jews from Ge

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON To My Mother, Roslyn Shor, on Her 17th Yartzeit By Larry Shor The following is a reprint from the March 2, 2017 issue in honor of the authors mother

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TRAVEL Healing With Dolphins By Paul J. Blank In the Jewish tradition, dolphins are described with mythical qualities. In the Talmud Bekhorot 15, we are told that dolphins are fruitful and multiply li

TRAVEL My Experience in Israel With Jewish National Funds Caravan for Democracy By Isabel Josephs This winter, I had the privilege of participating in Caravan for Democracy, a 10day mission organized

ADVICE A Hesitant Hostess Dear Rivkie, My neighbors have a child with disabilities he is wheelchairbound and nonverbal, although he does smile and sometimes responds in his own way to people when they

ADVICE DATING The Heartbreak of Dating with a Disability in the Jewish World By Ariella Barker Eleven years ago, I appeared in front of the Rabbinical Council of America to gain their permission to o

Community Calendar February 2018 17 11 Holocaust Voices with Author Myrna Nat Lewin and Dr. Benny Porat in Conversation MishpatIvriTheapplicationofHalachicvaluesintothemodern Israelilegalsystem

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