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What happens when Rosh Hashanah falls on the first day of school?

By Philissa Cramer An unusually early Rosh Hashanah is causing cities across the United States to rethink the timing of the first day of school...
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

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...
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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,...
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Israeli Supreme Court rules state must grant citizenship to non-Orthodox Jewish converts in Israel

Israel must grant citizenship to Jews who converted to Judaism in Israel under non-Orthodox auspices, its Supreme Court ruled Monday, possibly igniting another round...
George Shultz

In extraordinary tribute, George Shultz hailed by Jewish leaders for helping free Soviet Jews

By Larry Luxner On Feb. 11, 1986, Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky — freed after enduring nine years in Russian prisons on false charges of treason...
Jewish COmmunity Services' 2019 Purim party

Month of Jewish disability programming ends with a Purim party

Jewish Community Services capped off their list of events for Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month with a Feb. 24 Purim party. JDAIM is...