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Nancy A Shenker

CEO offers tips to older workers looking to get back, stay in the game

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By Nicole Raz Nancy A Shenker left her busy city life in Manhattan three years ago to begin her next chapter in Scottsdale, Ariz. “I described...
Alexander Kahn

Son of Holocaust survivor who flew Afghan refugees to US: It was easy to...

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Last week, Delta Airlines pilot Alexander Kahn flew hundreds of Afghan refugees from Germany to Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C., as part of a...

This 100-year-old former reporter isn’t slowing down

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By Lori Silberman Brauner Muriel Mandell shows few signs of slowing down. The former wartime reporter-turned children’s book author-turned tech-savvy senior, who turned 100 on Aug....
Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Synagogues open for in-person services, with precautions

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How will the this year’s Rosh Hashanah services compare with last year’s? Unlike last fall, COVID-19 vaccines are now readily available. At the same time,...
Rabbi Ariana Katz

Hinenu raises funds to help get a family out of Afghanistan

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Many watched the scenes at the Kabul airport with horror and despair as thousands of Afghans fled their country in the wake of the...
Howard Kohr, Ceo of AIPAC

What the US foreign spending bill means for Israel

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To be, or not to be — that is the question when it comes to conditioned aid to Israel. The annual bill that determines what...
Honeybees

The state of our bees

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Can Jewish families still dip apples in honey for Rosh Hashanah if there are no more honeybees? Beekeepers in Maryland and elsewhere are sounding the...
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation holds its 12th annual Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars on at Oregon Ridge Park.

Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars returns in person

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Following last year’s hiatus, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s outdoor and normally in-person ceremony, Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars, will return for an in-person gathering. The service...
Co-organizer Harriette Wimms (courtesy)

Following survey, Jews of color suggest ways to tackle discrimination

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By Rudy Malcom The largest-ever survey of American Jews of color, or JOC, was released earlier this month. Two-thirds of respondents said Jewish leaders were...
Afghan refugees

Jewish social services groups kick into high gear as Afghan refugees begin to arrive...

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By Philissa Cramer Jewish communities around the world are reactivating their refugee-support networks as they prepare to help resettle Afghans who have fled the Taliban...