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Sen. Ben Cardin

In online event, lawmakers reflect on Jan. 6 riot

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By Leenika Belfield-Martin Six days into 2021, as the nation was wrestling with the effects of an ongoing pandemic and the economic issues that followed,...
fruits and nuts for Tu B'Shevat

Tu B’Shevat events move online amid omicron surge

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As cases of the omicron variant surge, Tu B’Shevat approaches. Tu B’Shevat celebrates the new year of the trees. This year, the holiday begins the...
David Ben Moshe

Baltimore native ends hunger strike for Israeli citizenship

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David Ben Moshe, a Baltimore native, has been trying to become an Israeli citizen for over three years now. On Jan. 3, he began a...
Audrey Polt holds her mother’s heritage album

Why do we want to pass down our memories?

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Rich Polt, a Towson resident, thinks of memories as heirlooms. He runs the company Acknowledge Media, producing legacy videos based on conversations with loved...
Sean Siegel

Q&A with the new JNFuture campaign executive

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Sean Siegel always knew the importance of standing up for his people — from growing up in a culturally Jewish household in the Los...
Children use art supplies in Chabad of Ellicott City’s garage facility

Ellicott City Chabad’s Power Your Impact campaign exceeds fundraising goals

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Chabad of Ellicott City has started 2022 on strong footing, as its end of the year fundraiser has exceeded its goal by nearly $5000,...

An adaptable feast: Jewish restaurants change with the times

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Before the pandemic hit, Accents Grill, one of the kosher establishments owned by restaurateur Lara Franks, featured an in-store Shabbat carryout deli, offering traditional...
Jewish Queer Youth Drop-in Center in New York City

Jewish Queer Youth to open drop-in center in Baltimore area

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By Eleanor Linafelt and Andrew Silow-Carroll The New York City-based Jewish Queer Youth organization received a $1 million donation to expand its social services to...
Rabbi Martin Siegel

Rabbi Martin Siegel builds bridges with Chabad movement

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It may not be often that a non-Orthodox rabbi becomes heavily involved in the Chabad movement, but Rabbi Martin Siegel is no ordinary rabbi. While...
JVC volunteers assemble care packages on Mitzvah Day at the Park Heights JCC

In wake of COVID surge, organizations implement restrictions

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Just when we thought we were out, the pandemic pulls us back in. On Dec. 29, the United States reached 300,886 average new daily cases...