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Baltimore teens on BBYO board

Four local teens to fill positions on the international BBYO board

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Four Baltimore teens have been elected to positions on the international board of BBYO, a Jewish teen youth movement consisting of the high school...
Felicia Graber

Holocaust survivors struggle to get the vaccine

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By Jan Lee When Baltimore County resident Irma Pretsfelder learned in early February that the Maryland Department of Health was offering coronavirus vaccines to older...
Liz Ressler with her family

New parents persist through pandemic

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Caring for and raising a newborn child is hard enough under the best of circumstances, and a once-in-a-century pandemic, along with an economic downturn,...
Jewish COmmunity Services' 2019 Purim party

Month of Jewish disability programming ends with a Purim party

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Jewish Community Services capped off their list of events for Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month with a Feb. 24 Purim party. JDAIM is...
Anita Baron with her children

Woman with ALS builds community support group

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By Jan Lee Every Monday at 4 p.m., Anita Baron logs on to Zoom to connect with a small group of congregants from her synagogue,...
Blackman family

The mixed multitude: Baltimore Jews reflect on their interfaith families

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Lisa Reiffen, a resident of Elkridge, had family who suffered in the Holocaust. She knows that if she had been there then, she would...

Courageous Conversations series fosters understanding

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Americans have long been living in a divided society, but Beth Shalom Congregation hopes to help heal over some of those divisions through the...
Ally Feldman as a child at camp

The benefits of summer camp, according to camp directors

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By Michael Vyskocil How many children attend camp each summer? According to the American Camp Association, 14 million kids and adults go to camp every...
Emily Goodman

New Baltimore Jewish Council position to focus on anti-Semitism

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A new position at the Baltimore Jewish Council will focus on addressing and educating on anti-Semitism. The new position will be filled by Emily Goodman,...
URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy

Alternative experiences await children at Jewish summer camps

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While many children spend the year looking forward to a traditional camp experience of wilderness exploring, s’more roasting and color warring, others may feel...