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Demonstration meets counter-demonstration at Penn Station
BY Heather Norris
August 7, 2014

When Raquel Minka heard about a rally taking place in downtown Baltimore protesting Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, she had to do something. “They’ve been having so many,” she said of the pro-Palestinian demonstration. “We also need a chance to speak up.” Minka took to Facebook to organize her own demonstration — one in support of CONTINUE »

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BZD’s bomb shelter exhibit draws emotional response
BY Marc Shapiro
August 7, 2014

The sound of children singing can be heard when walking into the dark 10-by-8-by-10 room. Their voices are quickly drowned out by sirens and chaos, as translations show that their song is about hiding from rockets in a bomb shelter. “Hurry, hurry, hurry to a safe area. My heart is beating boom, boom, boom, boom, CONTINUE »

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BY Simone Ellin
August 7, 2014

Beth El Congregation’s Pauline Mash School for Early Childhood Education is now accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education, making the school, which serves children from birth through age 5, the first and only Jewish early childhood program in the state to enjoy such accreditation, according to the Pikesville synagogue. Mandy Barish, Maryland accreditation CONTINUE »

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BY Melissa Gerr
August 7, 2014

More than 100 people from several faiths assembled at the Christ Lutheran Church in Federal Hill and walked along the harbor, stopping at a central plaza for a brief service titled Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst. It was a call to action by the leaders of Maryland’s faith communities to offer prayers on behalf CONTINUE »

August 7, 2014

Former Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity executive director Lee I. Dogoloff received the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity’s Man of Distinction Award at 2014 International Convention and Leadership School in Washington, D.C. Dogoloff joined the Epsilon Chapter of Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Maryland, College Park as a freshman in the fall of 1957. Two CONTINUE »