Washington-area players at JCC Maccabi Games Greater Washington Maccabi Games Delegation (Bender JCC of Greater Washington)

St. Louis Games July 31-Aug. 5 Boys Baseball Team Coaches:  Jordan Green, Harvey Reich Roster: Alex Curwin Ari Fischthal Nathaniel Freishtat Robert Goodman Zachary Gordon Jason Hersh Seth Kahler Jacob Kaplan Maxwell Portnoy Andrew Rabinowitz Ethan Reff Isaac Silber Mitch Wasserman Dance Team Coach: Debbie Clark Roster: Hallie Feinbaum Danielle Glickman Devon Goldstein Lindsay Goldstein… Read More

Obits May 12, 2016

Celia Finkel, caterer to Israeli prime ministers Celia Finkel, a mother of six children who was a nursery school teacher and caterer, died on April 6. The longtime Silver Spring resident was 87. Finkel, the first teacher at the Young Israel Shomrei Emunah Nursery School, was raised in Brooklyn and moved as a teenager to… Read More

Letters, April 27, 2016

Election measure clarified I would first like to commend Washington Jewish Week for capturing our accomplishments during the contentious 90-day legislative session in your article (“Looking back on the Maryland General Assembly,” April 21).  I am writing to clarify the section on election law and the Universal Voter Registration Act. As originally introduced, the bill… Read More

More Than 1,000 Democratic Women in Maryland Back Van Hollen

    We, the undersigned, staunch Democrats and feminists, support the mission of EMILY’s List to elect pro-choice women to office in local, state and national positions. But we are also united by our shared commitment to electing the most outstanding candidates to political office — candidates who have a successful track record of effecting change on the many issues… Read More

Letters, April 20, 2016

Apply bigotry logic to Israel As a gay Jewish American, I was pleased to see your editorial, “It is bigotry, not religious freedom” (April 14). There is no question that the Mississippi and North Caroling laws are examples of simple bigotry against LGBTQ people. What I fail to understand is why you are not applying… Read More

Letters, April 13, 2016

Misbegotten praise The WJW editorial lauds Donald Trump “for loyalty to those loyal to him” (“Trump stands by his man,” April 7).  Such praise is horrendously misbegotten. As reported by Politico, The Donald turned his back on his closest friend and personal lawyer, the scurrilous Roy Cohn, when he learned that he was afflicted with AIDS. “Donald found out… Read More

Letters, April 6, 2016

Two standards Some American Jews expressed outrage when GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump was invited to speak at AIPAC (“Clinton, Trump bringing roadshow to AIPAC,” March 17). Yet, some of these same Jews had no problem with J Street inviting PLO chief negotiator Saab Erikat, serial liar and propagandist against Israel, to speak at their… Read More

Letters, March 30, 2016

Raskin a slender reed It is customary for a newspaper to endorse a candidate in each primary or to refrain from endorsing anybody until the general election. The Washington Jewish Week has violated this principle by endorsing Jamie Raskin for Congress in the general election, reaching past intelligent candidates such as Aryeh Shudofsky (“Jamie Raskin… Read More