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Rabbi/Cantor David Sislen

Kneseth Israel welcomes first full-time rabbi in five years

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Five years is a long time for a synagogue to go without a rabbi, but with the arrival of Rabbi/Cantor David Sislen, that is...
Police guard the synagogue of Hagen, Germany

Plan to attack German synagogue on Yom Kippur was foiled, police say

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By Toby Axelrod German police said they thwarted a planned Islamist attack on a synagogue in Hagen on Yom Kippur after receiving a tip from...
Rabbi Shais Rishon

Rabbi Shais Rishon, also known as MaNishtana, headlines Na’aleh symposium

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Na’aleh: The Hub for Leadership Learning, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, held its third Annual Shoshana S. Cardin Leadership Symposium...
The National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish History emerges from bankruptcy

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By Sasha Rogelberg After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in March 2020, the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia is emerging from bankruptcy...
Members of Chabad of Park Heights celebrate the arrival of their new Torah scroll

Chabad of Park Heights celebrates arrival of new Torah scroll

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Chabad of Park Heights recently welcomed a new Torah scroll. The Chabad celebrated the new addition on Aug. 26, when congregants paraded with the...
African children benefitting from the support of Innovation: Africa

Event to highlight Israeli nonprofit work in Africa

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Can Israeli technology make a difference in the lives of people in Africa? Attendees of an upcoming Zoom webinar will have the chance to find...
Gloria Kolker Hack with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin

Gloria Kolker Hack, an activist for Soviet Jewry, dies at 96

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When asked what motivated her late mother, Gloria Kolker Hack, to risk her life and freedom helping Soviet Jews leave the USSR, Nancie Grossman...
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Beth El Hebrew school finds its teachers in Hebrew classes

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When Beth El Congregation of Baltimore has been in need of Hebrew school teachers in the past, its staff have not necessarily had to...

FBI reports drop in antisemitic crimes amid rise in total hate crimes

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The FBI recorded the largest number of hate crimes last year since 2008, including spikes in the number of anti-Black and anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Jewish...
Over the past century, Beth Tfiloh Congregation has grown into one of the country’s largest Modern Orthodox synagogues

A history of change, growth and big dreams: Beth Tfiloh turns 100

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This High Holiday season is a promising time for Beth Tfiloh Congregation. This year, the 3,500-member synagogue, which says it is the largest Modern...