Local Torah Hits the High Seas on the USS Oak Hill

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When the Israelites crossed the Red Sea on the seventh day after that historic first Passover night, they sang “Shirat Hayam” (Song of the Sea) to celebrate their safe crossing. On the seventh day of Pesach this year, Jewish sailors and Marines read the very same song from the Broder Torah in the Red Sea aboard the USS Oak Hill.

Celebration at Israeli Embassy Features Mike Pence,Ron Dermer

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Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer introduces U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the Israeli Embassy's celebration of the 70th anniversary of Israel's foundingon May 14 in DC.(PHOTO CREDIT: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL)

The Embassy of Israel to the United States in Washington, D.C., hosts an annual celebration commemorating Israel’s founding, but this year, the event took on additional significance. The celebration, held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on May 14, marked Israel’s 70th birthday and coincided with the historic opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.

Fighting BRCA by Collecting Bras

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When my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, science got personal. I resolved to learn everything I could, scanning headlines for medical breakthroughs, taking summer genetics courses, searching for anything that might help her.

Athletic Prowess and Jewish Values on Display at Mini and Junior Maccabi Games

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On Sunday, May 6, the first-ever combined Mid-Atlantic Mini and Junior Maccabi Games drew 750 young athletes, 150 coaches, and 200 volunteers from 19 Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) to the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC in Baltimore. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the Junior Maccabi Games and drew 2,000 spectators, according to JCC staff.

Overview of County Executive Candidate Positions

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Background

Security Funding for
Religious Facilities

Bus Service for Nonpublic Schools

Provide Federal Funded Services
On-Site in Nonpublic Schools

Bill Frick

Majority Leader, MD House
of Delegates

Supports

Supports

Supports

David Blair

Businessman, Former CEO
of Catalyst Health Solutions

Supports

“I will be looking into all options of how to best use our county-owned assets, like school buses.”

“I will support expanding access to
special needs programs and helping
our students that need higher levels
of support to succeed.”

George
Leventhal

County Councilmember, At-Large

Supports

Supports

Supports

Marc Elrich

County Councilmember, At-Large

Supports

“Open to ideas that don’t push up county costs but may possibly reduce transportation costs for other schools.”

Supports

Robin Ficker

Attorney, Real Estate Broker

“We shall use our police force to protect you.”

“Opposed except where the nonpublic student is on a public school bus route.”

Supports

Roger
Berliner

County Councilmember, District 1

Supports

Opposes

Opposes

Rose Krasnow

Mayor of Rockville, 1995-2001

Supports

Opposes

Opposes

 

Tour de Court: A Pikesville Tradition Continues

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The 24th annual Tour de Court (TDC) basketball tournament in Pikesville, Maryland, is coming up on June 17, with 64 players — 48 men and 16 women — aiming to raise $40,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer.

A Carnival of Candidates

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On May 16, voters from State Districts 11, 40, 41, and 43, and Baltimore County Council District 2 had the opportunity to meet with political candidates in the upcoming primary elections in an informal setting and learn about their policy positions.

Responses to Iran Deal Pullout Divided

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On May 8, President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran deal. From the American Jewish establishment to Congress to policy analysts, responses to this news appear to hinge on what people think is better for the U.S. and Israel:

A Great Day for Good Deeds

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8,000 volunteers participated in Jewish Federation of Greater Washington programs on Good Deeds Day.

Stuffing goodie bags for veterans, the sick, and the homeless; painting pictures to be sent to Israeli victims of terror; repairing houses and collecting clothes, books, toiletries, and toys for those in need. This is just a sampling of the 150 projects undertaken throughout the Greater Washington area for the Seventh Annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Good Deeds Day on Sunday, April 29, organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.