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Holocaust memorial in Berlin

A program commemorates the Holocaust for a post-survivor world

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By Shira Hanau Holocaust remembrance day programs in Jewish communities have stuck to a familiar form for decades, featuring Holocaust survivors sharing their stories followed...
Tamar Mermelstein

With interest in health care careers soaring, Touro College sees pandemic’s impact

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By Larry Luxner Aaron Skaist, 26, has been around ambulances and medical personnel most of his life. His father established Toronto’s first Hatzoloh volunteer paramedic...
Black-and-white family photo from 1914

High schooler finds 30,000 relatives in family tree

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Ari Geller, a senior at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, had intended to start his counselor in training program at Capital Camps in Pennsylvania...
Phil Rogofsky, president of Bet Chaverim

Bet Chaverim finds a new home

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Bet Chaverim’s days of wandering from place to place to hold programs and services have come to an end. The Howard County synagogue now has...
Edward and Diane Steinberg

JS Edwards to close after 38 years

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After 38 years, J.S. Edwards Ltd. Fine Men’s Clothing will shut its doors this summer. Its owners, husband-and-wife team Edward and Diane Steinberg, are retiring. As...
a painting by Marc Chagall at Israel's Knesset

Jerusalem cultural center launches rich online offerings for Passover — and beyond

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By Larry Luxner When Passover last year became the first Jewish holiday to take place since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a...
Oz Pearlman

Associated event celebrates community of supporters

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The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore is hosting a virtual celebration for all their supporters, no matter the size of their contribution. The Associated’s Community...
Erica Bloom

For Good Deeds Day, community members do good throughout Baltimore

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As a soaked and drizzly, overcast Sunday morning gave way to blue skies and white clouds, Erica Bloom and a smattering of determined volunteers...
Del. Shane E. Pendergrass

When a colleague compared a mental health bill to the Holocaust, a Jewish Maryland...

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It only took 54 seconds for Shane Pendergrass to stand up and call out another member in the Maryland General Assembly for diminishing the...
Rachel Levine

Levine confirmation a milestone for trans community

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By Sophie Panzer Dr. Rachel Levine made history on March 24 when she became the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the...