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Many in Jewish community silently struggle during economic downturn
BY Heather Norris
July 10, 2014

For many Americans, the 2008 recession was the tipping point, with millions of people losing jobs and savings. Six years later, many are back at work but for wages far lower than they were making before the recession. The Jewish community in Baltimore is no exception. And religious restrictions on some observant Jews may make CONTINUE »

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Baltimore’s Schwartzman sets sights on a lacrosse world championship
BY Amy Landsman
July 10, 2014

Pikesville’s own Jesse Schwartzman is on the U.S. national team’s 23-man roster for the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Colorado. He was named to the team following a tryout process that began locally at Goucher College last September. Additional tryouts were held in Orlando, Fla., in January. The final team was selected from CONTINUE »

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Camp counselors from Ukraine visit JCC camps
BY Simone Ellin
July 10, 2014

It was early on a Monday morning, but youngsters at Camp Milldale were full of pep. About 80 5- to 10-year-olds and their counselors were gathered in the Big Max all-purpose room, and spirits ran high. Janna Zuckerman, program manager of the Center for Jewish Camping at The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore was CONTINUE »

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BY Joshua Runyan
July 10, 2014

More than 600 people showed up at Johns Hopkins University’s Shriver Hall last week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. A joint effort of Chabad-Lubavitch centers throughout the greater Baltimore area, the June 29 event brought together Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president CONTINUE »

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Community gathering remembers lives of three Israeli teens
BY Lauren Root
July 10, 2014

The search for Israeli teenagers Gilad Shaar, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach came to a bitter end, but in the eyes of those gathered at Beth El Congregation last week, hope, in spite of sorrow, remains. Hosted by the Baltimore Board of Rabbis, the July 2 memorial service brought the Baltimore Jewish community together to CONTINUE »