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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...

Beth Shalom celebrates 50 years with group-made quilt

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While 2020 is probably not the most auspicious or convenient year to celebrate a major milestone, it nonetheless remains the 50th anniversary of Beth...

Jewish Baltimore reacts to presidential election

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By Ron Kampeas | JTA and Jesse Berman Former Vice President Joe Biden has achieved the rare ousting of an incumbent president, Donald Trump, and...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Controversy and record participation reflect renewed US Jewish interest in Zionist Congress

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By Larry Luxner A virus forced the World Zionist Congress to go virtual for the first time since its founding in 1897. But that didn’t stop...

Yitzy Schleifer wins reelection for City Council seat

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Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer won reelection for his seat representing the Baltimore City Council’s 5th district. “Thank you to everyone who voted, volunteered, put up...