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Summer camps are ready to welcome kids back

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Is it safe to send your children to camp this summer? With coronavirus cases at some of their lowest levels since the pandemic began,...
Rep. Jamie Raskin

Jamie Raskin, a Jewish Democrat, spearheads push to have GOP senator stop hold on...

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Citing a “desperate” need in the wake of the recent Israel-Hamas war, Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Maryland Jewish Democrat, is spearheading a letter to...
Rabbi Zevi Lowenberg

War stories: American Jews’ history of military service

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Fewer than 2% of the American soldiers who fought in World War II are still alive today, and Frank Bressler is one of them. Bressler,...
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Macks Center for Jewish Education builds bridges for autistic students

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By Jan Lee For 12-year-old Jamie Gold, attending school has always been an uncomfortable and stressful experience. Jamie (whose name and identity have been changed for...

Adult education teacher is on her way to becoming a rabbi

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The typical rabbinical student is younger than 86. But not much is typical about Lee Joyce Richmond, professor emerita of Loyola University Maryland and...
Sigal Ariely

Israel briefing provides personal and political perspectives

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After the 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas ended with a ceasefire, The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore’s Insight Israel Forum held a briefing...
Thomas Nides

Biden taps Tom Nides, an Obama administration official, to be ambassador to Israel

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President Joe Biden will name Tom Nides, a deputy secretary of state in the Obama administration, to be his ambassador to Israel. The Times of...
aftermath of attack on synagogue in Tucson

Multiple antisemitic incidents reported over the weekend across US

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At least four cases of intimidation or assault against Jews have been reported in the United States since Thursday, in a continuation of what...
The Shluff Inn

Shluff Inn houses out-of-town guests you can’t bear being too far from

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Picture this: Your out-of-town family are coming to town for a wedding. Where should they stay? Your house is already full of kids. There’s...
Co-organizer Harriette Wimms (courtesy)

National Shabbaton for Jews of color held last weekend

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For the past five months, Harriette Wimms has worked late into the night, connecting with organizations from all over and having dozens of conversations...