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Baltimore Chavurah celebrates 40th anniversary
BY Simone Ellin
May 22, 2014

In the nearly 40 years he has been a member of the Baltimore Chavurah, Dick Goldman has often thought the group would make a terrific model for the entire Jewish community. And though Shoshana Harris, one of the Chavurah’s founding members, said there is no magic formula to the group’s longevity, it is evident that CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
May 16, 2014

Long before he trained the horse that won the famed Kentucky Derby earlier this month and became one of the most popular men at this year’s Preakness Stakes, Art Sherman was just another student at Hebrew school in suburban Los Angeles. “It was a little different in that era,” said Sherman, 77, who dropped out CONTINUE »

The city of Shanghai was home to some 20,000 Jews in the years 
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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 »