High Holiday services on the cheap

The High Holidays are less than two weeks away, but not everyone is affiliated with a congregation or can afford a full-price ticket. For those looking to attend services anyway, WJW has compiled a (definitely incomplete) list of free or inexpensive (under $50) services in the Washington area. Some synagogues are offering their own discounted… Read More

Husband-wife team know how to share pulpit Oseh Shalom

Rabbis Daria and Josh Jacobs-Velde will be the new joint spiritual leaders of Oseh Shalom, a Reconstructionist congregation in Laurel. The couple is coming off of a three-year stint in California where they led an unstructured, creative Jewish community call Zmanim, which aimed to connect Judaism to nature and spirituality. Before that, they shared the… Read More

Ben Kintisch looks to spread Jewish values through music Columbia Jewish Congregation

Cantor Ben Kintisch says he looked at synagogues across the country. The best fit: Columbia Jewish Congregation. Kintisch became the Reconstructionist congregation’s cantor in July. He succeeded retiring Cantor Jan Morrison, who was with Columbia Jewish Congregation since 1994. The search for a new cantor took nearly a year. Kintisch moved to Columbia from Cranford,… Read More