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Rabbi Ilan Glazer

Our Jewish Recovery supports Jews overcoming addiction

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By Lisa Woolfson Six-and-a-half years ago, when Rabbi Ilan Glazer wanted to find Jewish addiction recovery resources for himself, he found few. In fact, the Reservoir...

COVID-19 study focusing on Orthodox Jews releases first results

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By Shira Hanau One year after COVID-19 first walloped Jewish communities in the United States, a scientific study has confirmed something that many in the...
Rachel and Zachary Burrows

Family adapts to COVID by scheduling bar mitzvah ceremony, party for different dates

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For 13-year-old Zachary Burrows, the pandemic hasn’t only changed the way he goes to school and socializes. To keep attendees safe from coronavirus, he...
Ben Wachstein

Beth El hires new executive director

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Beth El Congregation of Baltimore is getting ready to welcome its new executive director, Ben Wachstein, who will begin April 1 after a six-month...
Amy Caplan with her embroidery

Community members learn new skills while social distancing

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At Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Cantor Ann Sacks has noticed an uptick in the number of adults enrolling in her classes on biblical and prayerbook...
campers

5 tips for first-time overnight campers

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By Michael Vyskocil Whether you’ve attended summer camp as a child or whether your child is the first in your family to go to camp,...

With most votes counted in Israeli election, neither Netanyahu nor his opponents have majority

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With the vast majority of votes counted from Tuesday’s Israeli election, it appears that neither Benjamin Netanyahu nor his opponents have a clear path...

How to make a Zoom bar or bat mitzvah work for your family

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By Jennifer Zwilling and Jon Rosenwasser In March, just as the pandemic was forcing a shutdown of most routine social and economic activity in the...
Bolton Street Synagogue members

60s+ group reaches out to previously overlooked part of community

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  Bolton Street Synagogue understands that finding one’s place in a new congregation and becoming part of its family can be hard. That’s why its...

Community seders provide alternative holiday experience

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If a traditional family seder is not in the cards for this Pesach, an alternative community seder might be an unconventional way to cap...