Six years after Moishe House opened its hub for young Jewish adults in Arlington, the international organization plans to expand into Fairfax County. The first step will be to identify people to bee residents of the new house, said Ben Romaner, Moishe House’s manager of expansion. Then, the organization will work with the mitted residents… Read More
Moderator: But again, we are looking for questions, not statements. Let’s get a younger person. OK, you’ll do.
Jewish War Veterans say Supreme Court war memorial decision ‘fakakta’
Time to (punk) rock.
‘Between the Threads’ weaves together stories of Jewish women
As the Washington columnist’s yahrzeit nears, a reader recalls the pleasures of Krauthammer’s pany
When Sophie Tannenbaum, a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, found herself wondering if she’d ever meet her soulmate – and if there even is such a thing – she knew she could discuss it with her friends. But she also turned to another source: the Babylonian Talmud. Tannenbaum was a member of an unusual… Read More
NEW YORK — More than a dozen kosher eateries — selling pizza, bagels, falafel and schnitzel — dot Main Street in the Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood of Queens. But a newer on the block is sure to turn some heads, and maybe stomachs, too. Sushi Kingdom & Asian Fusion may look like a typical kosher… Read More
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reaffirmed the importance of the U.S.-Israel relationship to a pro-Israel audience in Washington on Wednesday. Israel is America’s friend, due to “shared values and mon enemies,” said Graham, one of several speakers at the Endowment for Middle East Truth’s annual dinner, which drew 400 people to the Grand Hyatt Washington. He… Read More
Sixteen groups were awarded $200,000 in grants for programs that focus on women and girls. The Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington, which aims to change the lives of women and girls, announced the grants on June 3. The grants will go toward “increasing women’s voice through leadership and advocacy, freeing women from violence… Read More
About 20 years ago, John Baer decided to make an impact in his munity. So he got fellow members of Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax to volunteer weekly to bring fresh produce to local shelters. The group calls itself Gleaners, a biblical reference — think Ruth gathering leftover corn in the fields for her mother-in-law… Read More
The perennials manager and land steward at Pearlstone Center spends her time happily outdoors
POLL OF THE WEEK
Hillary Kener, of JScreen, talks about her love of hot weather as the Washington metro area settles in for its first full week of summer
For her final project in a course on the history of medicine, first-year medical student Raeesa Hossain joined with four fellow students from New York Medical College to interview a Holocaust survivor deported to Auschwitz as a child. The survivor told the students how his experience during the war had affected his life and his… Read More
Last fall, Kehilat Shalom in Gaithersburg took a gamble. With religious school enrollment dropping, but costs remaining the same, the Conservative synagogue decided to make tuition free for students in kindergarten through second grade. With the school year over, Rabbi Charles Arian said he’s happy with the results. What began as a school with 10… Read More
Phyllis Richman and Todd Kliman’s experiences growing up as members of Mishkan Torah Synaoguge couldn’t be more different. Richman and her family helped to build the synagogue, while Kliman didn’t begin Hebrew school until he was nearly 10 years old. Yet, somehow the two both became successful, and nationally acclaimed food critics. Nearly 140 people… Read More
The city of Takoma Park postponed last week’s screening of the controversial film “The Occupation of the American Mind” while it arranges a post-film discussion. But the Jewish munity Relations Council of Greater Washington, which criticized the film as “extremely one-sided and does not present an accurate picture of the overall Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” is hoping… Read More
Friday was the last day of school and an early release for students at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. While the buses were pulling away with chattering students and children were saying good bye to their teachers, this family stopped to talk about their summer ahead.
Yes, Elie Wiesel was a survivor who became the symbol of Jewish suffering and endurance. Yes, he was a fine writer, whose “Night” helped jolt the world’s conscience and change the widespread indifference to the Holocaust. Yes, he won the Noble Peace Prize in 1986. But, says Nadine Epstein, a friend and the editor of… Read More