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Superintendent Salmon talks education during the pandemic

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The Baltimore Jewish Council organized an online “Lunch & Learn” session with State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon Sept. 23 to discuss the current state...
Rabbi Akiva Eger

Rabbi’s pandemic edicts save lives — during the cholera crisis of 1831

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By Adam Reinherz In the midst of a 19th-century global pandemic, one rabbi advocated for a High Holiday season of social distancing, abbreviated services, reduced...

Just before Sukkot, Sukkah Depot buzzes with activity

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When you need a hammer, you go to Home Depot. When you need staples, you go to Office Depot. When you need a sukkah,...

Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl releases Sukkot guide

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Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebl, an unaffiliated congregation of 130 households, usually celebrates Sukkot with a communal sukkah, but that won’t be possible this...

A survival guide for parents teaching kids with special needs at home

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By Erica Rimlinger and Carolyn Conte Teaching kids with special needs is not just a vocation. It is a specialized skill, and for some, even...

Repair the World Baltimore shores up poll workers with partnership

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With the primary elections over and the national conventions run and done, the national election is just a month away. And as all signs...
Andrea Fenwick, senior manager of employment support services at JCS.

JCS supports adults with disabilities during pandemic

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Every day, one member of Baltimore’s Jewish community makes his lunch and waits for the bus to take him to Jewish Community Services for...

Chabad of Park Heights Jewish Women’s Circle brings women together across denominations

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Between social distancing and political divisions, it can be easy to feel disconnected from fellow community members these days. For those looking for a...
Avraham Cohen's sukkah (courtesy)

How Baltimoreans are making sukkahs this year

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The construction of a happy holiday Though Sukkot looks a little different this year, it hasn’t stopped the community from building sukkahs. At Beth El Congregation...
Ellen Katz speaks to Myerberg Senior Center

Myerberg launches virtual senior center

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New class topics include Broadway dances, book reviews and technology The Edward A. Myerberg Center, a program of CHAI: Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc., launched its...