Free-range mom enters Montgomery County Council race

Danielle Meitiv, the Silver Spring “free-range” mother and climate scientist who became widely known for a pair of run-ins with local authorities wants to be the next Montgomery County councilwoman. And it was those encounters with police and Child Protective Services two years ago that is motivating her to seek public office. Meitiv launched her… Read More

It’s getting harder to be pro-Israel and queer

NEW YORK — For years, Laurie Grauer had waved a rainbow flag emblazoned with a Jewish star at the Chicago Dyke March, sometimes marching near activists waving Palestinian flags. It had never been a problem. But this year, Grauer was confronted by the LGBT parade’s organizers, questioned about her support for Israel and asked to… Read More

Cantor Jan Morrison leaves Columbia Jewish Congregation

Cantor Jan Morrison is “everything that you would want in a clergy member,” said Robin Rosenfeld, administrator at Columbia Jewish Congregation, which will say farewell to Cantor Morrison on Friday. Although she will still be volunteering in the community and involved with its programs and choir, she is retiring from the congregation to spend more… Read More