Synagogue email leads to kidney match

This year, Ilene Silverman’s synagogue found her a match — only it wasn’t a match of the heart, but of the kidney. The 67-year-old Germantown resident and retired teacher had lived her entire life with one kidney. It had remained healthy until Silverman suffered a debilitating intestinal blockage 12 years ago that was diagnosed only… Read More

Kosher kush One woman hopes to produce and sell kosher cannabis under Md.’s medical marijuana program

Maryland is in the midst of issuing a select number of licenses for growing, processing and selling medical cannabis, and at least one applicant hopes to tailor her product to the Jewish community by making it kosher. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission reported Nov. 12 that it had received 882 applications, 705 of which were… Read More

Howard Theatre gala aims to mend children’s hearts

More than 200 people gathered at Howard Theatre Sunday night to raise money for a new pediatric hospital in Israel and be entertained by Broadway and film star Brian Stokes Mitchell. The Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) fundraising gala, held for the organization’s 20th anniversary, raised $200,000, said Barbara Goldberg Goldman, who co-chaired the event… Read More

Shaving for children battling cancer

Thirty people went under the razor, losing their locks in a show of support for children fighting cancer at the third Be Brave and Shave event at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda. The fundraiser was held to raise awareness about pediatric cancer and bone marrow transplants, as well as to raise money for a long-term… Read More