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Schub named new Edlavitch DCJCC chief

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Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center announced Wednesday afternoon the hiring of a new chief executive officer. Dava Schub , associate executive director and chief program...

In free online seminars from JSSA, experts will offer tools for emotional resilience

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Tonight will be the first of three free online seminars organized by the Jewish Social Services Agency to offer "spiritual wisdom and practical suggestions...
Adam Manne

Congregation Ner Shalom branded masks save lives, spread the word

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When Congregation Ner Shalom, in Woodbridge, has a fundraiser, they usually design a T-shirt for congregants to buy. This year, with a new accessory...
Rabbi Ethan Seidel

Fire juggling Rabbi Ethan Seidel retires

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Rabbi Ethan Seidel is a man of many interests: playwriting, piano playing, unicycling, bicycling, gardening, bread making, fire juggling, Scrabble playing. Some of these...

Susan Sloan’s seat at the table

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As a kid, Susan Sloan would take her makeshift detective kit — a magnifying glass, notepad, pencil and ruler, all packed in a tan...

Columbia synagogue goes the extra mile to welcome trans and non-binary Jews

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"People who are challenging our understanding of gender norms and gender expression are under constant attack in schools, work environments, where they live, and...
The vigil was part of Washington’s protest against police brutality and racism. Photo by Lloyd Wolf

D.C. vigil protests police brutality and racism

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Photos by Lloyd Wolf “I can’t breathe,” the pleading words of George Floyd as he was murdered were repeated and reenacted at a Juneteenth vigil...
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation member Robert Fenster attends the closing Juneteenth tikkun ceremony outside of the synagogue on June 19.

Juneteenth all-nighter in NoVa explores racism

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It was around 2:20 a.m. when the video of George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer came on the screen. That harrowing 8...

Supreme Court’s LGBT ruling doesn’t impact religious schools and synagogues — yet

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It was an explanation downright talmudic in its formulation. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT individuals from discrimination in hiring and firing, the...

Tifereth Israel hires new rabbi

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  By Elisa Posner Rabbi Michael Werbow will become rabbi of Tifereth Israel Congregation in Washington beginning July 1. Werbow, 51, comes to Washington from Sarasota, Fla.,...