Israel’s Dermer calls on nations to ‘fix’ Iran deal

Israel’s ambassador to the United States told a Bethesda audience this week that the greatest challenge his country faces is the potential for a nuclear-armed Iran. He called on the United States, the European Union and Germany to “fix” the 2015 agreement that limited that potential. Ron Dermer, speaking Tuesday at Congregation Beth El of… Read More

Greenway creates path for interfaith collaboration

For as long as anyone can remember, congregants at Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac had been cutting through their neighbor’s yard to reach their own synagogue. It was indicative of their “wonderful” working relationship, as Rabbi Nissan Antine put it. St. James Episcopal Church forgave their trespasses, and in return, congregants from Beth Sholom donated… Read More

BBYO opens girls group in D.C.

Hannah Frank heard about the BBYO youth group while at camp over the summer and when she returned home to the District of Columbia the 14-year-old was ready to join. But she couldn’t. “Me and my friends from camp thought it would be interesting to join a chapter, but we looked and there were none… Read More

Loh seeks meeting on Melissa Landa firing

The president of the University of Maryland-College Park is seeking to meet with Jewish community leaders amid a probe into whether a former professor in the School of Education was discriminated against for her pro-Israel activism when her contract wasn’t renewed in June. Former professor Melissa Landa said that based on the questions she was… Read More

Boomers want to retire in style

Baby boomers are not content to retire the same way previous generations did. Just as they have since they began entering the world in 1946, they’ve got demands now — and senior housing and retirement communities are working to keep up. As of 2016, people aged 65 and older numbered nearly 50 million across the… Read More

Imam gives prayer at U.S. House

Imam Abdullah Antepli, chief representative of Muslim affairs and adjunct faculty of Islamic studies at Duke University, gave the morning prayer Oct. 4 at the U.S. House of Representatives where he urged acceptance of differences over allowing those differences to pull each other apart. “Enable us to understand, appreciate and celebrate our differences,” he said…. Read More

Redskins fans tackle national anthem protests

Monday night at Max Levitt’s house in Washington was typical of any time the Redskins played: beer, pineapple pizza, crème de menthe brownies and 11 rabid fans screaming at the TV to will their team to victory. “Kirk Cousins. This is where he earns his paycheck, right here. Third and medium,” one yelled. It wasn’t… Read More

Hate incidents discussed in Chevy Chase

Educating the community is better than looking only to prosecution as a permanent solution to fighting hate crimes, experts told a packed room in Chevy Chase. Doron Ezickson, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Washington office, told the Montgomery County residents who filled the Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center on Sept. 27 that since… Read More