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Diller Teen Awards now accepting applications

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The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize up to 15 Jewish teens who are outstanding leaders in community service with awards of $36,000 each. Teens...
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Rosh Hashanah dinner, Yom Kippur break-fast, sukkah hops: How risky are these High Holiday...

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When Passover arrived just a few weeks after the pandemic set in earlier this year, it was clear that seders with families and friends...
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Planning reopenings amid pandemic, Jewish institutions navigate minefield of challenges

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By Michele Chabin When Jewish institutions like JCCs and synagogues shut down this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, it often felt like a wrenching...

Blog post claims GW professor was raised Jewish, pretended to be Black

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By Arno Rosenfeld In an online post published Thursday, someone claiming to be George Washington University professor Jessica Krug stated that she had spent her adult life...
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Hackers loot $7.5 million from Washington Jewish endowment

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By David Holzel Federal and international law enforcement agencies are investigating the theft of $7.5 million from the United Jewish Endowment Fund, an arm of...

Virginia synagogue undeterred by bomb threat

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By Eric Schucht Congregation Ner Shalom in Woodbridge (Photo courtesy of Congregation Ner Shalom) Congregation Ner Shalom in Woodbridge, Va. has seen anti-Semitism in the past....

After a year in Abu Dhabi, couple offers personal lens on Israel-UAE deal

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By Adam Reinherz When the historic Abraham Accord, signaling peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, was announced on Aug. 13, it marked...

To Meet Soaring Needs, Jewish Groups Get Creative to Feed the Hungry

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By Renee Ghert-Zand When the coronavirus pandemic hit, causing millions to lose their jobs and hunger levels to skyrocket, the Jewish environmental organization Hazon knew...
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Biden Closes Convention the Way He Launched His Campaign: Repudiating Anti-Semitism

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Joe Biden closed the Democratic National Convention the way he launched his campaign in April of last year: By invoking what he depicted as...
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Biden Campaign Releases Merch for Jews

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By Eric Schucht If you’ve wanted to be the proud owner of a Joe Biden for President yarmulke, now you can. In Hebrew. On Aug. 14,...