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The city of Shanghai was home to some 20,000 Jews in the years 
during and immediately following World War II. (Provided)
Memorial program addresses Asia’s Jewish refugees
BY Heather Norris
May 15, 2014

The Jewish refugee history of Shanghai will be the topic of choice at the eighth annual Herbert H. and Irma B. Risch Memorial Program on Immigration on Sunday, May 18. “We always think West,” said Rabbi Marvin Tokayer. “We don’t think of Jews being in Bombay or Shanghai.” Tokayer, who spent two years living in CONTINUE »

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Power confronts rights abuses at Holocaust Museum appearance
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
May 15, 2014

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power used a speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to call for Americans to confront injustice and genocide throughout the world. “We must confront the problem at its roots by taking a stand against all crimes of hate, all violations of human rights and every assault on CONTINUE »

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Nonprofit educates, connects and mentors observant Jewish women entrepreneurs
BY Melissa Gerr
May 15, 2014

Welcoming a group of more than 400 Orthodox female business owners, Jewish Woman Entrepreneur president and founder Chaya Appel Fishman urged the crowd, “You can kvetch, or you can get creative” at the organization’s second annual conference in Parsippany, N.J., this month. She went on to say, “We know there’s a bigger force behind us. CONTINUE »

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Survivor Fred Katz takes a different look at the Holocaust
BY Simone Ellin
May 15, 2014

Every year, as part of Sociology 230, “The Holocaust and Global Racisim,” Michael Sanow, a professor at the Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, commemorates Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with a special program. His students attend, and students and professors from other classes are also invited. This year, Sanow asked Fred Katz, a sociologist, CONTINUE »

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Mayor’s public safety forum travels to Northwest District
BY Heather Norris
May 15, 2014

The Park Heights Jewish Community Center was, at times, full of tension last Monday night when Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts hosted their fourth of five forums on public safety. “We don’t have enough time in the night for me to satisfy you,” Rawlings-Blake said in response to one community member CONTINUE »