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Beth Shalom hosts discussion on Judaism’s stance on vaccinations

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Beth Shalom Congregation held a special event Nov. 1 on the possibility of a vaccine for COVID-19 and what Jewish law says regarding its...

Beth El hosts discussion on depression and faith communities

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Beth El Congregation of Baltimore held a special event Oct. 31 on depression and mental health. Titled “Unmasking the Sadness: A Shabbat Conversation about...
Alex Simone

At Friends of the IDF event, Baltimore honors lone soldiers

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By Jan Lee Like many Jewish kids from Baltimore, Alex Simone had traveled to Israel with his parents and synagogue growing up, but making aliyah...

Rebels, radicals and rabbis: Museum stages dramatization of Civil War debate

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Today’s Jewish community often views its history as having strong ties to movements of liberation, equal justice and respect for the rights of minorities....

COVID-19 testing comes to Ner Israel Rabbinical College

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The parking lot of Ner Israel Rabbinical College briefly played host to an ad-hoc COVID-19 testing site the morning of Nov. 4. From 9...
Barclay Elementary School polling place

Voters head to the polls for ‘charged’ Election Day

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By Selah Maya Zighelboim and Jesse Berman A brisk morning and blue sky greeted voters on Election Day, Nov. 3. Outside Barclay Elementary School in Charles...

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation embraces closed captioning

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The transition from attending normal worship services to livestreaming them from a distance has not been easy for everyone, with some congregants having difficulty...
Mollie Witow

Community college’s oldest student turns 100

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By Lisa Woolfson Mollie Witow has led a life filled with traveling and solar eclipses. She’s assisted German atomic scientists, worked as a librarian and...

At Associated event, Police Chief Melissa Hyatt addresses law enforcement issues

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11/16/20 11:43 a.m. Update: This article has been updated with additional information.  The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore hosted the virtual event, “A Conversation with...

Memories of Jilly’s Bar & Grill

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“The most famous memories that I have is just all my customers and regular customers and the people that have come in — that’s...