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Jewish schools have varied response to new standards
BY Heather Norris
May 29, 2014

With the federally backed Common Core State Standards making waves in Maryland’s public schools, local day schools — although private — may not be totally immune to the controversial changes. It is “important for us as a school that the school and the faculty be aware of what our students’ peers are learning at other CONTINUE »

The Urina family of Donetsk pictured at their hotel in Dnepropetrovsk before their JAFI-facilitated flight to Israel.
Six people from Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine arrived in Israel Tuesday
BY Marc Shapiro
May 28, 2014

The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) facilitated an alternate flight to Israel for six Ukrainians after fighting erupted near the civilian airport in Donetsk between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels following the country’s presidential election on Monday. The group of six, including a couple from Donetsk with twin baby girls and a couple from Mariupol, CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro and Heather Norris
May 22, 2014

For advocates in the Jewish community, a close relationship with the governor’s office means high-level support on initiatives and the opportunity to keep Maryland’s highest-ranking elected official in the loop. Rob Frier, president of the Maryland/Israel Development Center, said the state’s relationship with the Jewish state has been enhanced by Gov. Martin O’Malley’s involvement with CONTINUE »

(Dairy)
May 8, 2014

16 ounces extra-firm tofu 12 ounces Manischewitz wide egg noodles 8 ounces sour cream, reserving 2 tablespoons 4 large eggs extra virgin olive oil 16 ounces frozen creamed spinach 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon minced garlic 4 cups Manischewitz vegetable broth salt and pepper Fill an 8-quart pot with 31⁄2 cups of CONTINUE »