On Sunday April 24, I opened an email entitled “Important Message from Upper School Guidance and Administration” from the Berman Hebrew Academy, where my son is finishing 10th grade. It began as follows:
Dr. Alexis Soffler, Lower School Science & STEM Coordinator at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS), was nominated as a nationally influential STEM educator by the faculty at George Washington University and received one of 30 spots for a full scholarship and stipend to last week’s 100Kin10 STEM Summit in New York. The Summit is an annual gathering of organizational leaders from universities, school districts, and federal agencies dedicated to understanding and shaping programs to navigate systemic challenges standing in the way of excellent STEM teaching.
A Syrian Muslim who was living in Albania and came under threat for organizing against the Syrian regime and speaking out in support of refugees was among the speakers Sunday at a Holocaust remembrance commemoration in Fairfax.
When you pull up to the Whitwell Middle School, deep in the heart of Tennessee coal mining country, you are immediately taken by the prominent Children’s Holocaust Memorial beside the front entrance of the school building. Its central feature is a rail car; brought over from Germany, it was once used to transport Jews to the death camps. Now it is filled with over 11 million paper clips and other memorial objects, placed there by the school’s eighth-graders to honor the victims of the Holocaust.
In June of last year, just before Fairfax, Virginia student Alex Frame had his bar mitzvah, he was diagnosed with type-one diabetes (T1D). An avid sports player and president of the student council at Gesher Jewish Day School, Alex had hoped to join the military and attend West Point when he grew older, a dream that was now out of reach.
Hallel Ariel, a 13-year-old girl from Kiryat Arba, was brutally killed in her sleep in a terrorist attack on June 30, 2016. Hallel was a dancer, and on Sunday May 14 at the DC Israeli dance Festival, local Israeli dance troupes Kesem and Yesodot will debut an original choreography in her memory.
BETHESDA (Md.) — Addressing the crowd gathered at Congregation Beth El on April 24, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) described how U.S. immigration quota laws prevented many Jews from escaping the Holocaust.
KENSINGTON (Md.) — Six million is an incomprehensible number, but seventh graders and their teachers here at Temple Emanuel are attempting to make this number a bit easier to grasp.
The Bender JCC’s Coming of Age in Maryland program will present its annual expo at Leisure World on Thursday May 18. The expo will include over 50 exhibitors and health screenings as well as workshops on yoga for arthritis, Zumba, mindful meditation, and stress relief. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clubhouse 1, located at 3700 Rossmoor Boulevard in Silver Spring, Maryland.
lt’s perhaps inarguable that for most Orthodox Jewish parents, the path for their children is to meet get an education, meet the “right” person, get married, settle down and start a family.
BALTIMORE, (Md.) — This week, the Development Corporation for Israel (DCI)/Israel Bonds welcomed new executive director Steven A. Cohen to its Maryland office, succeeding Alan S. Dorenfeld, who retired in March.
- Celebrating Mimouna at Moishe House
- Kosher Food Pantry Opens in New Location
- Nitzan Productions and Local Caterer Potomac 18 Host Pesach Program at Lansdowne Resort
- JPDS Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut
- Leisure World Hosts Yom HaShoah Event
- Contest Winners Benjy Levi and Lucas Druskin enjoying their favorite newspaper at Souper Girl
- Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut with a “trip” to Israel
- Leisure World to Remember the Holocaust at Yom Hashoah Service
- Guys Night Out and Seder Summit Honors Jewish Heroes in the Community
- Congregation Beth El Hosts Aaron David Miller as Part of Israel Distinguished Speaker Series