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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...
students Ari and Abby Gelman cook

Beth Israel religious school implements curriculum with electives

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Beth Israel Congregation is shaking things up by implementing a new curriculum for third through seventh graders at its religious school, the Joseph and...

Rabbi Sheftel Meir Neuberger, who devoted his life to Ner Israel, dies at 77

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Faculty and students at Ner Israel Rabbinical College are in mourning this month, remembering the life of the school’s president, Rabbi Sheftel Meir Neuberger,...
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Purim party

Purim brings hope and a yearning for normalcy

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Purim is not just another holiday to add to the list of what’s been transformed by the pandemic. For many, it is the last holiday...
Larry Hogan

Hogan outlines accomplishments for Jewish community

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By Eric Schucht Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) made Israel, COVID relief and security improvement projects the center of his address to members of Maryland’s...

A Purim celebratory roundup

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2020’s Purim celebrations were some of the last opportunities to engage as an in-person community before lockdowns and social distancing split people apart. Now,...
Ross Kazer works with a student

Marylanders work with special needs Israeli students

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For those in the know, February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, and two Maryland natives and educators are right now making a...
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Reviving the Baltimore shtetl

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By Justin Regan Ilene Harris has lived in the Baltimore area her entire life. Like many Baltimore Jews, she was born in the suburbs but...

Caregiver finds support from Jewish community

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When members of the community are afflicted with a medical condition, they often turn to family members or other loved ones to provide the...