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Bryan Crystal

Jewish Federation of Howard County kicks off cooking class series

The Jewish Federation of Howard County kicked off the first of its three-part virtual series, Nosh + Nourish with Chef Bryan Crystal, on Aug....
Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Synagogues open for in-person services, with precautions

How will the this year’s Rosh Hashanah services compare with last year’s? Unlike last fall, COVID-19 vaccines are now readily available. At the same time,...
Rabbi Ariana Katz

Hinenu raises funds to help get a family out of Afghanistan

Many watched the scenes at the Kabul airport with horror and despair as thousands of Afghans fled their country in the wake of the...

The state of our bees

Can Jewish families still dip apples in honey for Rosh Hashanah if there are no more honeybees? Beekeepers in Maryland and elsewhere are sounding the...
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation holds its 12th annual Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars on at Oregon Ridge Park.

Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars returns in person

Following last year’s hiatus, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s outdoor and normally in-person ceremony, Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars, will return for an in-person gathering. The service...
Co-organizer Harriette Wimms (courtesy)

Following survey, Jews of color suggest ways to tackle discrimination

By Rudy Malcom The largest-ever survey of American Jews of color, or JOC, was released earlier this month. Two-thirds of respondents said Jewish leaders were...
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Maryland awards millions in security grants to Jewish nonprofits

Sixty-four Maryland nonprofits received a combined $7.7 million in federal homeland security grant funds. Much of this grant money went to Jewish nonprofits. In the...

Beth Shalom welcomes in-person community with BBQ

In what will be its first major in-person event since the beginning of the pandemic (aside from a few religious services and a bar...

Events to ring in the High Holidays

With the High Holidays just around the corner, many in the community are likely looking forward to blowing shofars and dipping apple slices. Others...

Watch: COVID answers for kids — and for the rest of us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VyBRrX0efw How effective are the COVID vaccines? Why are some people choosing not to get vaccinated? Is there any reason for optimism? As confused as many...