Change began with coffee, says Adas Israel’s departing rabbi
In the face of fears that the administration of President Donald Trump will launch a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the Reform movement, including local congregations, is gearing up for a fight. Last month, the Union for Reform Judaism issued a resolution urging its congregations to consider providing physical sanctuary to undocumented immigrants facing deportation… Read More
When Yom Hashoah commemorations take place next week, the image in many people’s minds of Holocaust survivors may not reflect the lives of survivors living in the Washington area. Of the 430 survivors receiving aid from Jewish Social Service Agency, a local nonprofit that receives money from the German government and other sources to care… Read More
The hearings in D.C. Superior Court for two men accused of assaulting Palestinian-American professor Kamal Nayfeh outside the AIPAC conference in Washington last month have been pushed back to May 15 at the request of both men’s attorneys. Last month, Yosef Steynovitz, 32, was charged with assault with significant bodily injury, a felony. Rami Lubranicki,… Read More
Charlie Mann sits in a McDonald’s, tapping away at his laptop. He’s waiting for a woman who is driving in from Delaware to meet with him about his charity, Celestial Manna, which provides food, clothes, toys and supplies to people from Baltimore to northern Virginia and overseas. “I know a lot of stories, stories that… Read More
A survey by a nonprofit organization dedicated to studying Muslims in the United States found that this link between Islamophobia and anti-Semitism is felt by members of the two religious groups. The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding study shows that 38 percent of Muslims and 27 percent of Jews fear for their personal safety from white supremacists, far more than any other religious group.
Last year on a number of Wednesdays, Ariel Levinson-Waldman, an attorney in the Labor Department, walked from his downtown office to Small Claims Court. There, without charge, he represented a Salvadoran truck driver who was at risk of losing his driver’s license. Small claims, yes, but important to the truck driver who could have been… Read More