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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...
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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...
Avron Lewin, Jacqui Juter, Elton Juter, Rabbi Levi Druk and Chani Druk

Chabad of Downtown’s first Torah memorializes community member

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When Harold Juter died three years ago, his family decided to honor him by fulfilling one of his dreams to help find a Torah...

Membership system asks congregants to pay what they can afford

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12/8/20 6:00 p.m. Update: This article has been updated with additional information.  It isn’t always easy for a person or an organization to live up...

Hannah Storch, who supported Jewish organizations, dies at 98

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Hannah Storch, an Orthodox real estate developer and philanthropist who supported many Baltimore Jewish organizations, died Oct. 25 at 98. “She cared deeply about others...
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Where you can donate this Chanukah to help out during the pandemic

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By Justin Regan The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive physical, financial and emotional harm to millions of Americans, and many experts assume things will only...
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Judaica shops go virtual ahead of Chanukah

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By Eric Schucht Shellie Abel of Vienna never dreamed of running a virtual store, and neither did the rest of her sisterhood. But COVID-19 changed...

Seniors face world of Zoom calls

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By Shannon Levitt and Jesse Berman Skype calls with grandchildren and emails might have made up the bulk of seniors’ dealings with technology until the...

Temple Isaiah builds desks for remote learners

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In addition to shutting down gyms, movie theaters and sporting events, the pandemic has also hampered the work of some volunteer and charitable activities....

Kosher restaurants push forward through restrictions

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With reports of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising significantly, the state of Maryland tightened social distancing restrictions on Nov. 17, requiring bars and restaurants...