Samuel Ansel surrounded by family

100-year-old WWII veteran reflects on his life

Just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes descended on a U.S. naval base near Honolulu, destroying or damaging...
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Legacy giving ensures support for years to come

What kind of world do you want to leave for your children, and your children’s children? That is a question often asked by potential donors...
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Choosing a school for your child

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...
Krieger Schechter Day School students

Schools consider protocols as COVID-19 cases rise among children

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...
hands holding each other

What the pandemic can teach us about loneliness

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

While social distancing has tested many relationships, the members of Kappa Guild have had many occasions to build and maintain their friendships while staying...
Neal Bendesky running

‘Never too late’: Athlete promoter goes on weight-loss journey

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

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

The rise in vaccination rates means your social calendars could once again be filled with invitations to watch couples tie the knot. But besides...
The Shluff Inn

Shluff Inn houses out-of-town guests you can’t bear being too far from

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...