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Liverpool native recalls going to synagogue with Beatles’ manager
BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2014

Congregants at the Greenbank Drive Synagogue in Liverpool, England, always knew when the Epstein family had arrived for Shabbat services. “They all dressed in sync. The old man, Harry, and his sons Brian and Clive dressed with a nice black jacket and pinstripe trousers and … a bowler , and they looked immaculate,” said Rabbi CONTINUE »

Millennial Voices encourages young people to “speak their truths”
BY Simone Ellin
September 11, 2014

Millennial Voices, a new program conceived by the staff of the Jewish Community Services prevention education department, is geared toward teens and young adults and designed to create safe spaces and modes of communication that allow members of the millennial generation to unburden themselves, receive support and make meaningful connections with others. On Saturday night, CONTINUE »

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Senator talks politics at 96th annual dinner
BY Heather Norris
September 11, 2014

More than 140 people filled Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sunday night to hear U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) talk about foreign relations and domestic policy. Coming just hours before Congress was scheduled to return from a five-week vacation, Cardin’s address headlined the opening dinner of the BHC brotherhood’s 96th year. Cardin, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations CONTINUE »

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Montgomery County cases of whooping cough traced to Capital Camps
BY Suzanne Pollak and Alexa Laz
September 11, 2014

An outbreak involving at least 15 cases of whooping cough in Montgomery County is being traced back to a teenager who attended Capital Camps, which just announced the resignation of its camp director. Pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, is highly contagious and is transmitted through the air when an infected person sneezes or coughs. It CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 11, 2014

The programs were chosen as the top three submissions to DFI’s “Challenge of Collaborations,” which had 18 community organizations submit. The winning program, which received a $1,000 grant, was Jewish Community Gardening, the first runner-up was Four Rabbis, Five Opinions, and the second runner-up was the Center for Jewish Education’s Jewish Deaf-Blind Shabbaton. Jewish Community CONTINUE »