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Families share their screen-free activity ideas for kids

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Kemp Mill mother of five Rose Litwack recently posted on Facebook that she feels like she's reliving her 1980s childhood this summer. Ranging in age...
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Talking golems with Kohenet Ketzirah Lesser

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Uncertain times cry out for an extraordinary protector. In 16th century Prague, the protector was a giant golem made of clay. In pandemic-wracked 21st...

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...
Annie Prusky

You Should Know… Annie Prusky

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Twenty-four-year-old Annie Prusky lives in D.C. and works as the regional manager for OneTable, a national nonprofit that helps young people find and share...
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VIDEO: Rabbi Ethan Seidel shares thoughts on retirement while juggling

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  https://youtu.be/6fhci7HOgCg Rabbi Ethan Seidel retires this month from work at Tifereth Israel Congregation after more than 28 years of service. Here, he shares his thoughts...

Speaking of sacrifice with Donald Chauls

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By Ellen Braunstein Donald Chauls traveled the world for nearly 30 years, working for international aid organizations that fought poverty and improved health. By all...
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You Should Know… Jonathan Schilit

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Jonathan Schilit, 37, loves the creativity of building things. Combine that with his passion for philanthropy, and it is no wonder the financial adviser...
Rabbi Bruce Aft. Photo by David Stuck

For Rabbi Bruce Aft, a whole new ballgame

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To hear the congregants of Adat Reyim tell it, Bruce Aft is rabbi extraordinaire. More than 500 of them turned out for a baseball-themed...

The work goes on with Rabbi Warren Stone

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  Rabbi Warren Stone calls climate change “the most challenging issue of our lifetime.” It’s a sentiment he’s shared on the local, national and global...

You Should Know… Shelly Peskin

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By Emma R. Ayers Shelly Peskin is quarantining in New Jersey right now. Of course, like the rest of us, she’d rather be doing something...