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Celebrate Chanukah with these socially distanced events

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Chanukah is the next Jewish holiday we’ll have to adapt for this very strange year. For those who are looking for opportunities to celebrate...
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Israeli teen drafted by Washington Wizards

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By Marc Brodsky Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft...
Sherri Zaslow

JCC, LifeBridge expand partnership to support Orthodox community

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By Lisa Woolfson The JCC of Greater Baltimore and LifeBridge Health are expanding their partnership at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC to support the area’s...

Jewish Museum hires Arizona ‘Pied Piper’ as new executive director

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Marvin Pinkert’s announcement in January that he would be retiring from his post as executive director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland set off...
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Where Biden’s secretary of state choice Tony Blinken stands on Jewish issues

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Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently...

More than a building: Beth Israel adapts

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With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic during the spring, Beth Israel Congregation made the difficult choice to close its doors and switch to...

COVID-19 study shines light on struggles of young adults

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By Justin Regan Researchers call it “surprising.” Young people have had the hardest time coping, financially and emotionally, with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This...
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How did Jewish Americans vote?

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Polls offer imperfect takes, but the big picture is clear By Ron Kampeas and Gabe Friedman | JTA It’s a Jewish ritual: Every four years after...

Shomrim on ‘higher alert’ after numerous carjackings in Northwest Baltimore

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Numerous carjackings have been reported in Northwest Baltimore this past month, putting Baltimore Shomrim, a Jewish safety patrol group, on “higher alert” for vehicles...
Rabbi Sharon Shalom

Exploring Sigd and the Ethiopian Jewish community

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Fifty days after Yom Kippur, the Ethiopian Jewish community celebrates Sigd, where they commemorate the giving of the Torah and express their yearning for...