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BY Simone Ellin
January 2, 2014

Five teens — four boys and one girl — from Baltimore joined a select group of Jewish American lacrosse players for an international competition that took place late last month in Israel and Poland. Sponsored by the Israel Lacrosse Association, the U-19 National program saw Lilly Pollak, Jordan Abel, Jake Gavilow and Max CONTINUE »

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New Ashkelon head talks about his goals for the city
BY Maayan Jaffe
December 19, 2013

Meet Itamar Shimoni. The new mayor of Ashkelon, 45, is the father of three children between the ages of 21/2 and 7. In late October, Shimoni beat out four-time incumbent Benny Vaknin. So what? “The Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership has become one of the crown jewels among the long list of programs within The Associated and its CONTINUE »

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Local school psychologist urges professionals not to miss red flags for suicide risk
BY Simone Ellin
December 12, 2013

It’s a day he may never forget. And while it is painful to remember as well as to talk about, Dr. Jonathan Lasson, 42, a certified school psychologist for the Maryland State Department of Education, believes it’s a day that warrants memory, and a memory that must be shared. Oct. 4, 2012 began like any other CONTINUE »

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Hartman’s Director of Christian Programs visits Baltimore, discusses faith
BY Heather Norris
December 5, 2013

At a time when many in the Jewish community might be worried about their faith (rising numbers of Jews who say they believe in Jesus, declining numbers of young people who feel engaged in the Jewish community), Marcie Lenk, director of Christian programs for the Shalom Hartman Institute, has one thing to say: Don’t worry CONTINUE »