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Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation celebrates decade of improving the lives of women and girls
BY Melissa Gerr
October 3, 2013

Last week, gathered inside Beth Israel Congregation’s sukkah, Julie Sakin, chair of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation, launched the organization’s 11th year. JWGF is a unique philanthropic group of intelligent, informed and impassioned women with varied backgrounds and of all ages. Now with more than 90 members, JWGF has CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
October 3, 2013

While many local high school students were sitting in class or relaxing at lunch on a recent Wednesday afternoon, 16 boys from the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland and Gilman School gathered in a sukkah to celebrate the final day of Sukkot. “Introduce yourselves. Say what grade you’re in and what your favorite holiday is,” CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
October 3, 2013

If you are a Jewish woman struggling with infertility, technological and medical advances have provided you with a lot of options in recent decades. But if you are looking to have a Jewish child, the road ahead may be a little bumpier than you think. Jewish egg donors are some of the most sought-after donors CONTINUE »

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Baltimore screening of ‘Here One Day’ offers much-needed opportunity to discuss painful issues of mental illness, suicide
BY Simone Ellin
October 3, 2013

Here one day, gone the next. That’s what it feels like when a loved one dies — especially when that person takes his or her own life. That’s the focus of “Here One Day,” a highly personal 2012 documentary by award-winning Jewish filmmaker Kathy Leichter. The film is about her mother, Nina Leichter, who jumped CONTINUE »

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Jewish Museum of Maryland’s new exhibit highlights Civil War’s challenges for Jews
BY M. Hirsh Goldberg
October 3, 2013

In the middle of the night on Feb. 23, 1861, three individuals tread quietly through the darkened streets of Baltimore. One was Allen Pinkerton, head of a private detective agency. Another was serving as a bodyguard. The third, wearing an overcoat draped over his shoulders and a soft felt hat, and hunched over to disguise CONTINUE »