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Joe Honsberger

JCS therapist is hopeful about mental health during the pandemic

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The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. In June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study that U.S. adults...

Tracie Guy-Decker announces departure from Jewish Museum of Maryland

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Tracie Guy-Decker, deputy director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, has announced she will be leaving her position at the museum Oct. 29. Guy-Decker made...
Miriam Schwartz, her father, Jennifer Naiman and two Darchei Noam students

Darchei Noam students build playground for Jewels special needs school

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By Meghan Thompson When Jewels School approached Miriam Schwartz for a price to construct a playground at their new building location, Miriam decided to complete...

One senior thanks b’nai mitzvah students for brightening up his day

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Owings Mills resident Phil Leder expressed his gratitude to Beth Tfiloh Congregation and the students in its b’nai mitzvah program for helping him stay...
Yakira Cohen

Jewish news website at U-Md. goes in search of the elusive story

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By Eric Schucht A year ago Mitzpeh, the Jewish student publication on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, had no problem finding news to report. Now...

Beth Tfiloh adapts b’nai mitzvah projects for social distancing

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From high school graduations to family vacations to wedding ceremonies, people have had to either make drastic changes to their planned life events or...

Cybersecurity expert warns it only takes one slip

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By Suzanne Pollak and Carolyn Conte Nonprofits are being hacked more frequently than ever, and the global pandemic is only making matters worse. “We do see...

Kol Shalom educates preschoolers in nature

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Annapolis’ Congregation Kol Shalom has a solution for those concerned that social distancing is keeping their toddlers too cooped up: The synagogue’s Tree of...
Co-organizer Harriette Wimms (courtesy)

Jewish identity explored in depth by JMM and Chizuk

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Oct. 22 update: This article has been updated to correct multiple errors. This includes that the event with Ilana Kaufman took place at Bolton...

Jewish Federation of Howard County supports community through pandemic

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With recent reports of an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations, the Jewish Federation of Howard County wants local residents to know it is there for...