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Participants in the JOCSM "We Are Family" Shabbaton (courtesy of JOC Mishpacha Project)

Jews of color celebrate Shabbat in the great outdoors

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The JOC Mishpacha Project recently held its second annual Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi (JOCSM) Shabbaton and Family Camp. From May 6-8, at the Pearlstone...

Jewish life picks up steam in Towson area and its university

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Is Towson becoming a new hub of Jewish life in the Baltimore area? The numbers seem to point toward yes, as Towson and its neighboring...
Business meeting on video call during COVID-19 lockdown

Calendar: May 29-June 2

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Sunday, May 29 Jewish Matryoshka Project: Theatrical Trip to Israel The Macks Center for Jewish Education and Ariel Center invite Russian-speaking families on a theatrical tour...
Empty shelves

Jewish families grapple with baby-formula shortage

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By Channa Fischer For months now, stores have been struggling to stock enough baby formula, even as manufacturers insist that they are producing at full...
Albert Belmont's Jewish star gravestone

The legacy of Private Belmont

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By Sasha Rogelberg Albert Belmont was one of about 450 Jewish soldiers buried under a cross in World Wars I and II. His story aligns with...
Congregants from Bolton Street Synagogue attend The Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice.

Baltimore Jews join protest for reproductive rights in D.C.

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By Alex Krutchik and Jillian Diamond Jewish Baltimoreans headed to Washington, D.C., last week to join other Jews from across the country in protesting the...
Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC

JCC receives second bomb threat in two weeks

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The JCC of Greater Baltimore received an antisemitic bomb threat via email on Tuesday, the second in two weeks. The community center received the...

Suburban Orthodox to host fundraiser with ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ comedian (not that one)

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When comedian Elon Gold does his standup spiel at Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim’s Annual Event this June, Adam Ben-Zev, the shul’s president, believes...
Paul Lurie

An inside look into how the JCC responded to a bomb threat

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At around 1 a.m. on May 15, the JCC of Greater Baltimore received a bomb threat through the info page of its website, said...
Deborah Lipstadt at confirmation hearing

World briefs: Deborah Lipstadt gives first talk since confirmation and more

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Lipstadt: Antisemitism not taken seriously until deadly Antisemitism is often not taken seriously until it becomes deadly, Deborah Lipstadt, the Holocaust scholar who is the...