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Amid a challenging year for staff and revenue, Pearlstone adopts new programs

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In a normal year, Pearlstone Center, a Jewish retreat center in Reisterstown, has a $6 million budget and more than 120 staff members, with...

Teens work toward change in school system

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This past summer’s calls for racial justice motivated young members of Chevrei Tzedek Congregation to get involved in their synagogue’s new teen racial justice...

2020 hindsight

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By Eric Schucht As 2020 comes to a close, many people are reflecting on the historic and unprecedented year. We wanted to know people’s thoughts...

Our most-read stories from 2020

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By Selah Maya Zighelboim and Jesse Berman This past year, we saw a major election, Black Lives Matter protests and, of course, coronavirus. From the...

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...