Beth Sholom tries to connect Jews to Jewish life

Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah is opening a center to help D.C.-area Jews become more deeply engaged in Jewish life, but according to officials, it’s not just another attempt by a synagogue to add to its membership base. “Is this a membership committee on steroids? It’s really not,” says Beth Sholom’s Rabbi Nissan Antine…. Read More

Jewish activists come to Richmond for advocacy day

With an eye on Virginia’s government, a determined group of people representing Northern Virginia synagogues and Jewish organizations is striving to keep creationism and organized prayer out of the state’s school system. While voters may not be aware, this and other controversial topics are currently being debated in the state legislature. But these activists, led… Read More

GW’s AEPi has charter revoked

The Kappa Deuteron chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity has lost its charter for the second time in 13 years. AEPi’s national organization revoked the charter of the George Washington University chapter on Jan. 26. This action came less than two months after GW evicted the fraternity from its house on 22nd Street. An… Read More

D.C. divorce bill will aid Jews

A bill being debated in the Washington, D.C., city council targets men who refuse to grant a Jewish divorce, sending them to civil court for preventing their former wives from remarrying. The Justice for Ex-Spouses Act was introduced by Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser in December. The bill has been sent to the Committee on… Read More

Tackling a ‘Challenging Point’

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Greg Simmons, vice president, testified at a hearing of the budget and taxation subcommittee on education in Annapolis.  The testimony, which was met with general praise, included plans of innovative course redesign, use of data analytics and collaboration with educational institutions. Most questions… Read More