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October 17, 2013

 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. This year’s All Stars are an extremely accomplished and diverse group, and, CONTINUE »

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Chizuk Amuno’s new executive director will focus on Conservative Judaism 2.0
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Chizuk Amuno Congregation is looking to celebrate and rejoice the beauty and meaning of Jewish tradition through programming that is innovative, 21st century and Conservative Movement 2.0 Beginning Nov. 1, accomplishing this goal will be just a little easier. On Nov. 1, Glenn S. Easton will join the congregation full time as its new executive CONTINUE »

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Once a baker, now the ‘Mayor of Envoy’
BY Melissa Gerr
October 17, 2013

Listening to Jacob (Jake) Levin hold court in the lobby of the Envoy with his fellow residents and some family members in Pikesville, one can easily imagine him chatting up customers at his family’s bakery in the 1940s with as much vitality and interest. “As soon as I jumped out of my playpen, my father CONTINUE »

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According to JCPA, some rabbis fearful of expressing views on Israel … not so much in Jewish Baltimore
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Rabbi Steven Schwartz said he speaks about Israel all the time — in the context of his sermons, in his adult education classes, in Torah study sessions. “I don’t know how you cannot,” he said. But it appears that Rabbi Schwartz — and many of Baltimore’s local rabbis who responded to the question, “To what CONTINUE »

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Israel Democracy Institute study reveals that Israeli Jews, Arabs are becoming increasingly divided and that a majority of Israeli Jews feel it’s important to close the growing economic gap
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 17, 2013

Forty-three percent of Israeli Jews consider their lives “so-so,” according to the 2013 Democracy Index published by the Israel Democracy Institute on Oct. 6. The annual report, which takes the pulse of Israeli Jews and Arabs, was conducted between April 8 and May 2 and included 1,000 respondents. According to the IDI, the maximum sampling CONTINUE »