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Beth Shalom hosts discussion on Judaism’s stance on vaccinations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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