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Beth Shalom Congregation

Pandemic brings ‘sister shuls’ closer

By Suzanne Pollak Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia and Shaare Tefila Congregation in Olney are about 25 minutes apart by car. But when it comes...
Levindale rabbi is vaccinated

Vaccine distribution raises ethical questions

With the release of the coronavirus vaccine, there have been reports of people pursuing questionable practices in order to get it. Some are crossing...
Arlene J.M. Grant

Attorney shares stories of her work representing refugees

Arlene J.M. Grant, an artist, humanitarian activist and attorney, will give a talk on her work representing refugees at a virtual National Refugee Shabbat...
Nikki Haley

At Beth Tfiloh lecture, Nikki Haley talks defending Israel, leaving Iran deal

Growing up in a small South Carolina town, where she and her family were the only Indian people, Nikki Haley knew what it was...
Rabbi Sonya Starr

Columbia communal seder to honor multicultural traditions

With less than a month before the beginning of Passover, Columbia Jewish Congregation is hard at work preparing for their community seder on the...
Jason Lando

Frederick’s new police chief has roots in Tree of Life synagogue

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By Toby Tabachnick From the time he was a child growing up in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood, it was Jason Lando’s dream to be a...
stop hate

Anti-hate bills make their way through Maryland legislature

The Baltimore Jewish Council is pushing hard for the passage of several state bills aimed at protecting Marylanders from hate crimes and symbols of...
Baltimore teens on BBYO board

Four local teens to fill positions on the international BBYO board

Four Baltimore teens have been elected to positions on the international board of BBYO, a Jewish teen youth movement consisting of the high school...
Felicia Graber

Holocaust survivors struggle to get the vaccine

By Jan Lee When Baltimore County resident Irma Pretsfelder learned in early February that the Maryland Department of Health was offering coronavirus vaccines to older...
Liz Ressler with her family

New parents persist through pandemic

Caring for and raising a newborn child is hard enough under the best of circumstances, and a once-in-a-century pandemic, along with an economic downturn,...