How to Make Your Virtual Events Virtually Perfect

After more than two months of social distancing measures, community organizations have learned a lot about hosting virtual events. While Sixth & I synagogue in...
Anthony Fauci

Fauci to Orthodox Jews: Ease Into Communal Prayer as Gatherings Become Possible

Dr. Anthony Fauci, who directs infectious disease research for the federal government, advised Orthodox Jews to phase in communal prayer as local governments lift...

In The Midst of a Pandemic, Community Finds Ways to Help Out

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade By Carolyn Conte When a public chametz burning was canceled, Keith Shapiro and Brett Weil, JCC of Greater Baltimore board members, found...

Coronavirus Couldn’t Stop This Bat Mitzvah

For Laura Hacker, nothing could stop her bat mitzvah — not even a global pandemic. Hacker, a teacher from Silver Spring, recently celebrated her bat...
Holocaust survivors

COVID Emergency Fund Launched for Holocaust Survivors

To increase support for agencies caring for Holocaust survivors, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on April 6 announced it had created...

Parents Juggle Work, Schooling, and More in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19’s devastation to health care systems, economies, and lives can often be expressed in relatively clear numbers. By contrast, the wounds it has inflicted...
Laura and David Alima from The Charmery

Food Blues: Jewish Restaurant Owners Grapple With New Challenges

It’s no secret that social distancing measures intended to mitigate COVID-19 have led to businesses closing and employees being furloughed or laid off. On April...
Maya Goldman sews a face mask. (Amie Perl)

Jewish Kids Create Face Masks

Six children from Washington, D.C. are on a mission to help healthcare workers and are looking for Baltimore kids to join them. Maya Goldman, 11,...
Frida Wattenerg

Taking Stock of Those Lost to Coronavirus

By JTA and Jesse Berman COVID-19 is often discussed in terms of numbers. This is the number of days a person must remain quarantined. These...

When Ventilators Run Out, Jewish Law and State Guidelines Are Poised to Clash

If two patients show up at the hospital at the same time in need of the only ventilator, both hospital guidelines and rabbis assert that physicians should use clinical judgment to determine which patient has a better chance of survival.   The problem arises once a patient is already put on a ventilator.