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Members of Chabad of Park Heights celebrate the arrival of their new Torah scroll

Chabad of Park Heights celebrates arrival of new Torah scroll

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Chabad of Park Heights recently welcomed a new Torah scroll. The Chabad celebrated the new addition on Aug. 26, when congregants paraded with the...
African children benefitting from the support of Innovation: Africa

Event to highlight Israeli nonprofit work in Africa

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Can Israeli technology make a difference in the lives of people in Africa? Attendees of an upcoming Zoom webinar will have the chance to find...
Gloria Kolker Hack with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin

Gloria Kolker Hack, an activist for Soviet Jewry, dies at 96

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When asked what motivated her late mother, Gloria Kolker Hack, to risk her life and freedom helping Soviet Jews leave the USSR, Nancie Grossman...
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Beth El Hebrew school finds its teachers in Hebrew classes

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When Beth El Congregation of Baltimore has been in need of Hebrew school teachers in the past, its staff have not necessarily had to...

FBI reports drop in antisemitic crimes amid rise in total hate crimes

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The FBI recorded the largest number of hate crimes last year since 2008, including spikes in the number of anti-Black and anti-Asian hate crimes. Anti-Jewish...
Over the past century, Beth Tfiloh Congregation has grown into one of the country’s largest Modern Orthodox synagogues

A history of change, growth and big dreams: Beth Tfiloh turns 100

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This High Holiday season is a promising time for Beth Tfiloh Congregation. This year, the 3,500-member synagogue, which says it is the largest Modern...
A view of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City

20 years later, Baltimore Jews reflect on 9/11

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Cantor Thom King of Beth El Congregation thought it was an accident when he learned that a plane had crashed into the World Trade...

Kol Nidre: What it is and where it came from, explained by cantors

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The first time Chizuk Amuno Congregation Cantor Randy Herman’s parents heard him sing the Kol Nidre service, his father, Donald L. Herman, decreed that...
Elchonon Lisbon

Spiritual leaders plan to highlight healing and love in sermons

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By Rudy Malcom Last fall, many synagogues were unable to hold High Holiday services in person because of COVID-19. About one year later, the end...
Bryan Crystal

Jewish Federation of Howard County kicks off cooking class series

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The Jewish Federation of Howard County kicked off the first of its three-part virtual series, Nosh + Nourish with Chef Bryan Crystal, on Aug....