Bikur Cholim of Baltimore is expanding its Patient Advocacy Program, a step that will improve the organization’s ability to help Jewish patients receive critical medical care, according to Bikur Cholim President Eric Reitberger.
Last weekend marked the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Aug. 11-12, 2017, various neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and neo-fascist groups descended upon the city to protest the removal of a Confederate statue and march in support of white supremacy in the United States. On the night of the 11th, around 200 men and women marched onto the University of Virginia campus yelling racist and anti-Semitic chants. Things turned deadly the following day when a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington will celebrate the positive effect baseball has on building the Jewish community with their fourth annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park on August 19. The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 people.
Helping to fight climate change by switching to solar energy can be a risky investment and may not be available or affordable for many people in the local Jewish community. But there is a new solar energy program, called Neighborhood Sun, which allows more people to join the climate revolution while eliminating the large upfront costs. Neighborhood Sun offers a big advantage: It provides solar energy to residents in Montgomery County and other areas of Maryland without the need to install panels on your roof and without any upfront costs.
Last week, three Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) students and their team took third place in the girls’ soccer competition at the 2018 Maccabi Games in Orange County, California. Another student’s team brought home the gold for girls’ volleyball. The popular sports tournament brings together young Jewish athletes from around the world. CESJDS extended congratulations to students Kate, Ella, Romi, Viviane (not pictured), and the rest of their teams. (Photo courtesy of CESJDS)
Even members of the Jewish community for whom civil rights or religious pluralism in Israel take a back seat to regional security and Palestinian terrorism have reason to follow recent developments in the country with concern, according to Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington Ron Halber.
On Aug. 2, United Airlines announced it will begin its 20th year of service to Israel with a new nonstop flight between its hub at Washington Dulles International Airport and Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, subject to government approval. The new flight, starting May 22, 2019, will be the first to be operated by a U.S. carrier between the two cities.
As part of an 11-day tour of 14 cities across the U.S., Col. (Res) Tiran Attia of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spoke with members of Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon, Virginia, on Aug. 8 about Special in Uniform, an innovative program that gives young Israelis with disabilities the opportunity to serve in the IDF. This opportunity is especially important in Israel, where military service is a given in most social circles — both a national rite of passage and way of giving back to the country — and a shared experience many Israelis reference throughout their lives.
Congregation Adat Reyim in Springfield, Virginia, was blessed with a warm and beautiful summer evening for its annual Sha-BBQ on Friday, Aug. 10. Members and guests joined together before Shabbat started to socialize and connect over a barbecue dinner, sharing summer stories and making new friends. Afterwards, friends and family gathered for a Shir Reyim musical Shabbat service.
A man going by the name of Eli Avidan has been using his Jewish and Israeli background to gain trust with passers-by and defraud them of varying sums of money, according to alleged victims’ accounts.
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