Preparing Young Adults for Israel on Campus

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Transitioning into life on a college campus is an adjustment process for all young adults. Jewish teens often face an additional layer of tasks, such as finding a place of worship, the best place for a Shabbat meal, or even their niche within a Jewish community larger or more diverse than they ever experienced before.

CESJDS Tradition Kicks Off a Sweet New Year of Learning

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Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) in Rockville, Maryland, welcomed back Rennie Gottesman for the annual Gottesman Honey Stick Ceremony with this year’s kindergarten students. A retired teacher and parent of CESJDS alums, Gottesman shared the personal story of how her father would put a drop of honey on her tongue on the first day of school “so learning would be sweet.” She presented each kindergartener with a honey stick and book about the Aleph-Bet to take home and share with their families.

Getting Into the Spirit of the Season at MILTON

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In Washington, D.C., MILTON early childhood students learned Hebrew songs, heard the shofar blown by guests from the community, ate apples and honey, and created vibrant artwork for Rosh Hashanah. (Photo credit: Amanda Reich)


Kol HaBirah Home Improvement Survey Results Are In

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Kol HaBirah’s first annual home improvement survey asked members of the Greater Washington and Baltimore area Jewish community about their summer projects, their go-to service providers, and what unexpected home-care costs came their way in 2017-2018. Check out the highlights below!