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Chosen food
Each year, for many, many years, the Woolf family eats lunch on the second day of Rosh Hashanah at Attman's Deli in Baltimore. Karen Falk, who curates the Chosen Food exhibit of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, tells that for the Woolf family, this is a must attend celebration.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Semi-homemade holidays
Those readers who are thinking the High Holidays are weeks away, are obviously not in charge, or involved in any way, with the preparing of the holiday meals.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Play 'Jewish Geography' on Facebook
A new app from Congregation Oseh Shalom in Laurel lets players find out who's a Jew.
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Temple B'nai Israel: Spirituality in Easton
For thousands in the Baltimore and Washington Jewish communities, a drive across the Bay Bridge en route to the Maryland and Delaware beaches is in itself a spiritual experience.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Train, clown, karate at the Olney Jewish Festival
The trackless train was the highlight of the sixth annual Olney Jewish Festival on Sunday.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet life
At this time of year, the bees are hungry and cranky. So before Aaron Wertlieb looks inside his hives, he douses them with smoke, using a bellows-driven hand device called a smoker.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

To and from Russia with love
The single heirloom from Poltava, a sepia photograph. The extended family posed for Esther, Payse and Faygle in New York. I recognize only the faces of my great-great-grandmother and my great-grandmother.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

'Learning experience outside my bubble'
Following a three-week educational experience through Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Austria and Israel, 16-year-old Sydney Greene exclaimed, "It was a huge learning experience, just learning about how there is still anti-Semitism. There are still deniers of the Holocaust. There is a neo-Nazi party. It was a learning experience to go outside my own bubble."
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

From the West Coast to Sixth & I
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kosher pantry at Children's National Medical Center
Thirteen years ago on Rosh Hashanah, a young child, months old, was brought by her parents to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Children's National Medical Center in the District.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Learning together
When religious school doors open in September, Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac and Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville will bring their schools together in an educational collaboration, according to Rabbi Adam J. Raskin, Har Shalom's spiritual leader.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Just in time for the holidays Rabbi Suson takes over at Har Tzeon
With only one month to go until High Holiday services, Rabbi Steven Suson became the new rabbi of Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim in Silver Spring, on Aug. 15.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The second time around
Norman Buckman was ready. He had the new suit and had spent countless hours reciting his Torah and haftarah portions while listening to his smartphone, where he had downloaded his cantor's chanting. The party for 125 people was organized.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Local rabbis endorse Obama
Rabbi Jacob Blumenthal of Gaithersburg supports President Barack Obama's re-election bid, because "he fits with my visions, personally and Jewishly."

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Can you take the heat?
Michael Phelps fell shy of winning his third straight 200 meter butterfly gold medal by .05 of a second. Gold medal favorite, Jordyn Weiber, didn't even qualify for the women's gymnasts' all-around competition. And school starts at the end of the month.
Friday, August 24, 2012

Lunching with the first lady
First lady Michelle Obama gazed out at the young winning chefs she had invited into the East Room of the White House for lunch and declared, "You're here because your recipes truly stood out, right? See, it can happen, healthy and tasty at the same time."
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Local rhythmic gymnast loved the London Olympics
Julie Zetlin, 22 has just returned from representing the United States in Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Long schlep
After spending the past 72 days riding his bicycle across the country, Jon Wood rode onto Pennsylvania Avenue Aug. 15, stopped in front of the White House, and blew the shofar.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Activists seek better conditions for restaurant workers
At dinnertime one day last week, Daniel Rosove called for the manager at Ulla Bistro on U Street in D.C. Rosove didn't want to complain; he wanted to give her flowers - and deliver a message.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Golden tickets, chocolate factory onstage at Camp Achva
On Wednesday of last week, campers from the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia's Camp Achva presented a rousing adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, featuring songs from the classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012


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