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BY Heather Norris
October 17, 2013

Actor and comedian Richard Kind, prominent local volunteer Shirley Cohen and Israeli Defense Forces lone soldier Risa Kelemer will highlight the fifth annual Friends of the IDF Gala on Oct. 29. For the Midatlantic chapter of the FIDF, this year’s event is especially exciting. In addition to being the first time the chapter will include CONTINUE »

BY Laura Catherine Hermoza
October 17, 2013

Krieger Schechter Day School was recently selected as one of four schools in the nation to pioneer in Tamritz’s digital badge-based learning network. Through project-based learning, teacher-as-coach instruction and incorporating modern technological trends, this innovative educational approach is gaining popularity worldwide. “I was inspired by the Mozilla Foundation’s open badges work and by hearing about CONTINUE »

October 12, 2013

At 3:49 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Cronridge Dr and Cronhill Dr in Owings Mills for a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a single vehicle that was on fire. The initial investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team has indicated that CONTINUE »

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Shutdown continues to impact Jewish Maryland
BY Heather Norris
October 10, 2013

For Leah Goldberg, a human resources employee with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the government shutdown feels a lot like a snow day that just won’t end. “I’m just kind of sitting and waiting,” said Goldberg. On Monday, Sept. 30, she and her coworkers were told to report to the office on Tuesday to close CONTINUE »

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Israeli-Arab government official talks about steps being taken to better integrate minorities into Israel’s labor force
BY Maayan Jaffe
October 10, 2013

The economic security of Israel is at risk. It sounds dramatic, but it is a reality on the ground — unless the government’s efforts at creating equality of access to education and jobs for Israeli-Arab citizens are successful. Some facts: Israeli-Arabs make up 20.6 percent of the Israeli population, but they contribute only 8 percent CONTINUE »