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Summer camps look to past lessons for future sessions

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We may still be in the middle of winter, but it’s not too early for parents to start planning for their children’s’ summer break,...
Ella Kagan

Ella Kagan, Russian-Jewish school founder, preserves her culture

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By Eric Schucht At the time, the presence of the photocopier was peculiar. Ella Kagan was at the Vienna airport after leaving the Soviet Union for...
David Schoenbaum

Of Nazis and violins: David Schoenbaum dives into history

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By Eric Schucht Nazi Germany, U.S.-Israel relations and violins. Three topics with at least two things in common. All involve Jews. And all have been...
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A grandparent’s guide to smartphone gaming

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By Eric Schucht It’s day whatever in these uncertain times, and you’re bored. So, what can you do? Maybe give video games a try? But dropping hundreds...
Mollie Witow

Community college’s oldest student turns 100

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By Lisa Woolfson Mollie Witow has led a life filled with traveling and solar eclipses. She’s assisted German atomic scientists, worked as a librarian and...

Practical tips for surviving distance learning while working at home

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By Melissa Henriquez | Kveller via JTA When our kids’ school district sent out a survey in July asking parents their return-to-school plan, we checked...
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Blue Card supports Holocaust survivors during the pandemic

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A teenage boy wanted to make a difference in someone’s day, so nonprofit The Blue Card connected him with an 85-year-old homebound Holocaust survivor...

Ner Tamid brings Orthodox Union’s SPIRIT program to its senior congregants

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9/1/20 3:50 p.m. Update: This article has been corrected to reflect a more accurate number of attendees of the SPIRIT Program. The Baltimore Jewish...

Randi Orshan, Principal and Parent, Talks Going Back to School

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With autumn only weeks away, both schools and parents are increasingly feeling the pressure to decide how to safely educate their children. It was a...

Tony Hausner’s Genealogical Journey

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By Andrea F. Siegel It was at a cousin’s son’s wedding in 1993 where Tony Hausner of Silver Spring learned he was related to a...