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Choosing a school for your child

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By Amian Kelemer Around the year 65 C.E., Yehoshua Ben Gamla noted that fathers teaching their children at home produced inconsistent results, and he began...
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Schools consider protocols as COVID-19 cases rise among children

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With the rise of COVID-19 cases in Maryland, particularly among children, schools are reassessing their protocols for the start of the new school year. The...
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What the pandemic can teach us about loneliness

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By Bob Roth During the pandemic, we have collectively increased awareness of what the experts in their fields had on their radar all along. The...
From left: Kappa Guild members Wilma Samuelson, Sheila Mentz and Miriam Stern

Kappa Guild is built on lasting friendships

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While social distancing has tested many relationships, the members of Kappa Guild have had many occasions to build and maintain their friendships while staying...
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‘Never too late’: Athlete promoter goes on weight-loss journey

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By Shannon Levitt By the time Neal Bendesky had his bar mitzvah, he knew that as much as he loved sports, he was better suited...
Cantor Nancy Ginsberg in Oak Crest's sanctuary

At senior living community, Judaica donations enhance sanctuary space

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By Lisa Woolfson When Bonnie Plymack first arrived at Oak Crest about four years ago, the senior living community offered Shabbat dinners but not Shabbat...

A wedding gift guide for 2021

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The rise in vaccination rates means your social calendars could once again be filled with invitations to watch couples tie the knot. But besides...
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Shluff Inn houses out-of-town guests you can’t bear being too far from

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Picture this: Your out-of-town family are coming to town for a wedding. Where should they stay? Your house is already full of kids. There’s...
Sami Steigmann

Sami Steigmann crashes Clubhouse

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By Heather Robinson On a blustery day in late January, Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann, 81, made his debut on Clubhouse — the buzzy, audio-based, social-media...

Local grandmother, inspired by grandson’s first word, writes ‘Challah!’

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Inspired by her young grandson’s love of challah, Ellen Kahan Zager was spurred to write, illustrate and self-publish her children’s book, “Challah!” that could...