Shabbaton for Jews Who Are Deafblind Convenes in Baltimore

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A one-of-a-kind weekend retreat for Jewish adults living with dual vision and hearing loss

Over the weekend of June 16-18, 18 Jewish deafblind adults from across the United States, Canada, and Israel came together for a fully-accessible Shabbat to socialize and learn about their shared heritage at the Pearlstone Retreat Center in Reisterstown, Maryland.

Three Icons of the Six Day War Share Their Story at FIDF Events in DC and Virginia

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“The objective for the paratroopers that day 50 years ago was El-Arish on the Sinai Peninsula. Then, new orders came. Jerusalem itself was under attack by Jordanian forces and there were numerous civilian casualties. Now however they had a new goal: beat back the murderous Jordanian army and liberate the Jewish population under attack…”

Jewish History Comes Alive With Rabbi Koss

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SILVER SPRING (Md.) — While brainstorming activities for seniors and other members of the local Jewish community who are at home during the day, Ruthie Konick and I envisioned a class in Jewish history. Since December 2010, Rabbi Saul Koss has been making this reality come alive with Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and Young Israel of Shomrai Emunah’s Jewish History Class, his vast knowledge of Torah complementing his deep appreciation of our past.

Charles Krieger Jewish War Veterans Post 567 Installs News Officers in Leisure World

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At its June 11 brunch in Leisure World, Charles Krieger Post 567 of the Jewish War Veterans installed Milton Loube as post commander for the 2017-2018 term of office. He replaces Marvin Franklin, who held the office for the past three years. Loube and the slate of new officers were sworn in by Department Commander of Maryland Colonel Erwin Burtnick.

A Final Goodbye to Eli’s

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What is now a pile of rubble making way for new high-rise construction on the southeast corner of 20th and N Street NW was once the best kosher restaurant in Washington, D.C. Of course, that was when it was the only kosher restaurant in Washington, DC. Its successor Char Bar is but a few blocks away. (Photos by Steve Rabinowitz)

The Mayberg Foundation's JEIC Provides Innovation in Jewish Education

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The Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) brought together nearly 100 Jewish educators and community leaders from across North America last month to participate in its 5th annual Innovators Retreat at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. The retreat showcased 11 revolutionary ideas in Jewish day school education and opened them up for feedback from top educators, funders and social entrepreneurs in the field.

JPDS Sponsors McCain Lecture at Sixth and I Synagogue

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On May 24, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) spoke in front of an audience of several hundred at the 11th annual Yitzhak Rabin Memorial lecture at the Sixth and I Synagogue in Washington, D.C. He reminded them that American values, from courage to responsibility, are not only alive, but strong.

Grandparents Day at the Torah School

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Bubby! Savta! Zaide! Saba! Grandma! Grandpa!

These were some of the sounds that greeted us on May 19 as we entered the halls of the Torah School of Greater Washington (TSGW) for the annual nachas-fest known as Grandparents’ Day. From near and far, the grandparents trooped in, excited to enjoy a morning with their grandchildren, visiting their classrooms, taking pictures, and eating lunch together.

Temple Isaiah of Howard County Families Have a Ball at 5K and One Mile Fun Run

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Temple Isaiah hosted its 13th Annual Matzohball 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday, June 3, at Centennial Park in Ellicott City, Maryland. The event was part of drew its largest turnout yet, with over 350 runners and walkers. The event has dozens of corporate and family sponsors from the community, and the proceeds benefitted Temple Isaiah, DreamBuilders, GRASSROOTS, and Hope Works.