GLOE marks a decade of progress

A decade ago, Shane Cusumano was an openly gay Jew, but he had no social outlet that combined those two identities. That changed when he moved to Washington and joined a new organization, GLOE — The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement. “I have a space that has been carved out specifically for my… Read More

Raising Jewish children in our day and age

For parents living and raising children in these times, life is more chaotic and complex than it was in previous generations. We live in an adult-centered world where family values are not given much social attention. Because of that, it is up to parents to protect the rights of children and create a loving family… Read More

Trump’s hand-offs to Congress

DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is an executive order issued by then-President Barack Obama in an effort to address one part of the country’s broken immigration system: the status of nearly 800,000 residents who were brought here illegally as children. When President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced their plan to rescind… Read More

Searching for meaning from an unsettling year

Irma. Harvey. Charlottesville. They are the names given to three extraordinary and deadly events, which all happened in the last few weeks. And that’s only a small part of the past chaotic year — in our politics, in our society and in our environment. The surprise election of Donald Trump upended much of our nation’s… Read More

Letters Sept. 14, 2017

Disagreement with op-ed It is a shanda to read the op-ed article by Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman (“Why rabbis like me oppose Israel’s ban on boycott, divestment and sanctions activists,” Voices, Sept. 7). She is outraged that Israel would deny certain non-governmental organizations from entering Israel, stifling her version of a legitimate debate. She states with… Read More

Anti-Semitic fliers found in Chevy Chase

Anti-Semitic fliers were discovered in a Chevy Chase neighborhood last week, prompting concern from residents, the Anti-Defamation League and town officials. Montgomery County Police were notified on Sept. 5 at 12:31 p.m. that fliers had been found on Blackthorn Court and contained messages such as “Govt Jews Murder 20 Million,” “Israel the Problem” and “The… Read More