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Beth Israel hosts digital dreidel tournament

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It’s no secret a dreidel can be made out of clay. But can one be fashioned from electrons? Beth Israel Congregation went searching for the...

Out of the woods? Sinai Hospital begins giving COVID-19 vaccines

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Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is coming not a moment too soon, according to Dr. Miriam Alexander, the medical director for employee health and wellness at...

LGBTQ film series highlights diversity within Jewish life

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Beth Am Synagogue is partnering with the JCC of Greater Baltimore to bring its Jewish LGBT Film Series to the community. Scheduled to run from...

In the face of anti-Semitism, Baltimore makes a call for action

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On April 27, 2019, a gunman stormed Chabad of Poway in California and began shooting, killing Lori Gilbert-Kaye and wounding three others, including Rabbi...

Car menorah parade lights up Bel Air

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The streets of Bel Air got a little brighter this Chanukah, as a caravan of cars sporting large menorahs mounted atop their hoods paraded...

Mitzvah Day becomes Mitzvah Week and expands at-home activities

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By Lisa Woolfson Jewish Volunteer Connection’s Mitzvah Day has become Mitzvah Week this year. Mitzvah Day is an annual Christmas Day program that connects volunteers with...

Mohels keep the mitzvah going

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By Justin Regan Moshe Rappaport and Michael Henesch are two Baltimore-area rabbis who have a combined 70 years of experience working as mohels, performing tens...

Former Sen. Paul Sarbanes dies at 87

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12/14/20 10:57 a.m. Update: This article has been updated with additional information.  Former Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, the first U.S. senator in Maryland’s history to...
Baltimore Shinshinim

Shinshinim return for 13th year of service

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By Meghan Thompson Earlier this year, the Macks Center for Jewish Education welcomed the 2020-21 class of Shinshinim to Baltimore. Shinshinim stands for “shnat sherut,” which...
a zoom video featuring a classroom of a Chanukah-themed objects

Krieger Schechter thanks educators and students in comical, Chanukah-themed video

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCMVE83kZqQ&feature=youtu.be Krieger Schechter Day School has released a humorous, Chanukah-themed video inspired by the difficulties of teaching online classes in the age of social distancing. “A...