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How did Jewish Americans vote?

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Polls offer imperfect takes, but the big picture is clear By Ron Kampeas and Gabe Friedman | JTA It’s a Jewish ritual: Every four years after...

Shomrim on ‘higher alert’ after numerous carjackings in Northwest Baltimore

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Numerous carjackings have been reported in Northwest Baltimore this past month, putting Baltimore Shomrim, a Jewish safety patrol group, on “higher alert” for vehicles...
Rabbi Sharon Shalom

Exploring Sigd and the Ethiopian Jewish community

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Fifty days after Yom Kippur, the Ethiopian Jewish community celebrates Sigd, where they commemorate the giving of the Torah and express their yearning for...

Groups that bring young Jews together learn lessons from keeping them apart

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By Arno Rosenfeld In Fell’s Point, a group of roommates used to welcome young adults into their home for Jewish programming. The roommates, residents of...

New help for the 20,000 Jewish communal professionals who lost jobs during pandemic

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By Michele Chabin “Blindsided.” That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks. “I was shocked, I was sad and I...

Reaching out to families in downtown Baltimore

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Beth El Congregation of Baltimore is stepping up to provide families in the downtown Baltimore area with new kinds of Jewish programming and events. On...

FBI: Anti-Semitic hate crimes rose by 14% in 2019

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The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes in the United States increased significantly in 2019, according to the FBI, in a year that saw three...

High school athletes aim for college success

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Local fans of college athletics have a lot to celebrate, as a number of Jewish high school athletes are signing on to play sports...

In Philadelphia, Biden supporters detail roles in election

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After Election Day, Jewish Philadelphians who worked on behalf of Joe Biden’s campaign marched and danced, but most of all they waited. And waited. On...
Holly Firfer speaks with Joan Lunden on Zoom

Festival of Jewish Literature launches for third year

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This year, like so much else, the third Annual Baltimore Festival of Jewish Literature is being held online. Community organizations, with the JCC of Greater...