In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Social Action Committee at Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, held their first Social Action Shabbat Weekend over the weekend preceding MLK Day.
On Sunday, Jan. 7, Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., hosted aJScreen-sponsored event titled, “A Woman and her Genome: What Every Jewish Woman Should Know About her Genetic Makeup.”
Are you a busy woman? I know I am. Between all of your commitments and obligations, life leaves very little time to nurture yourself physically, let alone spiritually. I know that when I force myself to take the time to sit down and learn something meaningful, my entire day is uplifted. I feel energized and refreshed, ready to tackle the day’s challenges.
A great event for a great cause! America's Got Talent finalists The Passing Zone performed at Shoresh's benefit event on Saturday night, Jan. 20, at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore.
Jteen Philanthropy — the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s giving circle designed for high school students — kicked off its second year by expanding the program to Northern Virginia. Launched on Jan. 7, the inaugural Northern Virginia cohort will build on the success of Jteen’s first year, during which 37 teens allocated nearly $27,000 to seven nonprofit agencies.
Answers to your questions about using 529 savings accounts to pay for private school.
For 21 years, tax-advantaged 529 savings accounts could only be used to pay for college expenses. Now, thanks to the tax reform signed into law on Dec. 22, they can also be used to pay for K-12 private school tuition.
Twenty-five University of Maryland students are back from a transformative 10-day Israel experience. No, this was not a Birthright Israel trip. Rather, Maryland Hillel facilitated a unique experience for students of diverse faiths, backgrounds, and political views, all College Park campus leaders.
The Baltimore-based 4Front Teen Engagement Initiative recently announced the formation of a new Lay Advocates Program to assure adults play a vital role in the engagement of current and future generations of teens. The 4Front initiative, directed by the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Baltimore and supported by The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, is funded by a five-year matching grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation.
Three years ago, a group of businesspeople saw a strong need for increased revenue in the Jewish community. They came up with the idea of providing free mentoring to entrepreneurs who are looking to create or grow their businesses, and The Jewish Entrepreneur was born.
The Jewish sages said acts of kindness are one of the pillars upon which the world stands. Every year on Dec. 25, our community’s institutions give Jews and non-Jews alike ample opportunities to help those in need.
On Dec. 20, President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Chabad rabbi Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, after he served eight years in prison. Rubashkin’s release set off concentric waves of joy and dismay across the Jewish community. Debate over why the release of a convicted criminal was or wasn’t cause for celebration spread across social media and traditional news outlets.
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